Exotic cars, private islands and other items you can buy with $1.4 billion in Powerball winnings

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Powerball play slips are stacked up in a store in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
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As of Monday, the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing sits at a massive $1.4 billion and could even grow higher. People across the country are already fantasizing about how they will spend their winnings. Not quite sure how you would spend the cash? Check out some of the fun ways you can get the biggest bang for your billionaire buck.

Real Estate

An aerial view shows a cluster of man-made islands known as 'The World', by Emirati property developers Nakheel, off the coast of Dubai on December 21, 2009.
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Purchasing your own island though is a must for any Powerball jackpot winner. With your $1.4 billion, you could own 87 undeveloped private islands off the coast of Dubai, UAE, allowing you to fulfill any childhood dreams of being a swashbuckling pirate, or just satisfying your need to escape from the outside world.

The island/pirate life isn't for everyone, though, and it might be more wise to spend your winnings on real estate at home. In New York, you'd able to give yourself some extra leg room in the big city, though, with your 65, three-bedroom apartments at the 432 Park Avenue residential building in Manhattan, priced at $21.5 million each. City life can be hectic, so you could instead purchase 70 luxury, scenic beach homes in Malibu, Calif. at around $20 million a piece. If you're looking for more affordable accommodations you could rent out a private room on AirBnB at $52 a night for 26,923,076 nights in Brooklyn or over 34.1 million nights at $41 a night on a comfy couch in Hollywood.


A model poses in front of the new Lamborghini Aventador during the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Selling for a whopping $1.3 million, you could own 1,076 models of the 949-horsepower 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari. If that feels too extravagant, consider the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador. You'd have enough money to buy 2,839 of the sports cars at $493,095 each. But if you're looking to spend your millions on a fuel-efficient, economic car, you'll be able to buy 88,105 Honda Fits at $15,890 each.


A newly-purchased Air Jordans sneaker is shown in front of a line of customers at the Nike Store at Union Square Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 in San Francisco.
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At $189.99 a pair, you could buy 7.37 million Men's Air Jordan 8 Retro Basketball Shoes with your winnings. With that massive collection of sneakers, you'd be able to wear a new pair of basketball shoes each day for 20,188 years.

Now that you're a multimillionaire, it's time to show off that wealth on your wrist. You could own 27,037 Rolex Yacht Master II luxury timepieces at $51,779 each with your winnings.

In case you want to propose but not sure to whom yet, you'd be able to buy 24,561 Tiffany and Company Legacy engagement rings starting at $57,000 each.


Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal stands with Jack Nicholson after they retired his jersey during the Lakers' NBA basketball game on April 2, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Hang out with Jack Nicholson for many seasons to come with your 213,000+ courtside tickets for the Los Angeles Lakers. For those treating friends to a game, your lottery winnings could buy 25 million upper-level seats at the Staples Center.

Why settle at just watching a professional sports team? You're a billionaire now, you should own one. You're still 1.2 billion away from actually purchasing the Lakers, but there are still 24 NBA teams you could buy with your cash.


In this file photo taken Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, a worker prepares boxes at a Domino's pizza restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Six-hundred dollars sounds like a lot for a meal, but lottery winners can enjoy 2,333,333 visits to the expensive but critically acclaimed food at Kitcho Kyoto in Japan. Your $1.4 billion could earn plenty of time at Sublimotion by Paco Roncero, the state-of-the-art restaurant in Ibiza where the dining experience costs $1,900 per person ensuring you can buy 736,842 visits. If you have a reservation that is.

Sometimes, though, it's better to just dine-in at home. Use your winnings to buy over 233 million medium two-topping pizzas from Dominos, or 350 million 4-for-$4 combos from Wendys.


Gulfstream President Larry Flynn speaks during a special delivery ceremony on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at Gulfstream's Savannah GA headquarters.
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A 2015 Gulfstream C650 jet can go for $70 million, allowing you to buy two for each continent and six more as backups. For those who still want to keep their frequent flyer miles, you'll be able to buy 3.58 million airline tickets, based on the average price of an airline ticket in the U.S. in 2014. And if you're just afraid to fly, keep to the seas on one of your 29 PJ 210 Sport Yachts.

No matter how you get to your destination, you'll still need a nice play to stay. Your $1.4 billion could grant 21,538 nights in the Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland. For more affordable accommodations, you could stay over 6.45 million nights at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Life's truly a breeze when you're rich.

Coming back down to reality, it's worth mentioning that you wouldn't really be getting $1.4 billion if you win the jackpot. The cash value of the jackpot is $868 million and subject to taxes. The good news is that cash will still buy you plenty of private islands, diamond rings and pizza dinners!