by John Boone | Thu., Sep. 12, 2013 12:19 PM
It's not gambling if you know you're going to win, right?
Which is why you bought a Powerball lottery ticket now that the jackpot has ballooned over $300 million for the second time this year ($317 million, to be exact or a cash payout of $176.3 mil).
If you're not so confident, at least know that you're definitely not going to win if you never even buy a ticket (you miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take, etc.). And don't you want to buy so much pretty stuff with your $300 million?!
How much pretty stuff, you ask? Put on your swankiest sunglasses, you may be blinded by your bright future...and all this bling:
Now that you're a $300 millionaire, you can purchase the most expensive house in America: The Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Conn. And then some. The 13,500-square foot home is listed for only $190 million. It features 12 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two partial bathrooms, 12-foot ceilings, a grass tennis court, a pool and spa and 50 acres of waterfront property, with two private islands included.
Or if you only want one private island, you can now afford do like Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and just buy your own Hawaiian island for $300 million.
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And every home needs a pet. The most expensive dog ever sold was in the Chinese city of Qingdao, where a 11-month-old red Tibertan mastiff named Big Splash was bought for 10 million yuan, or $1.5 million. You can buy 200 Big Splashes. (Or you can adopt a dog!)
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Millionaires can't roll around in compact cars. Upgrade to a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W1954, the most expensive car ever sold at auction (for $29.6 million). In fact, why not buy 10 of them?
Alternately, you could get: Literally Maybachs on Bachs on Bachs, with 37 Maybach Exeleros, retailing at $8 mill each; 166 Aston Martin One-77s, which retail for $1.8 million; or the brand new 2013 Honda Civic Sedan, which retails for $18,165—you can buy 16,515 of them.
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Prefer flying to driving? One of the most expensive private jets in the world, the Airbus A380, retails for $300 million and can hold 525 passengers on two levels. Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal owns one that he's tricked out with a concert hall, Turkish bath and Rolls-Royce garage, which upped the cost to $500 mil.
If you're looking for something cheaper, you can buy three of Donald Trump's $100 million Boeing 757 jets. Or you can fly commercial, with an average round-trip airfare of $379, 791,556 times. Wanna get away...forever?
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For $300 million, you can also take to the sea and buy exactly one of the most expensive private yachts, the Al Said, which retails for $300 million. It's over 500 feet long, requires a crew of 150, and features a helipad and, rumor has it, a concert hall that comfortably fits a 50 piece orchestra.
But you can use that room for whatever you want when you buy it.
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If you don't want to own a luxury yacht, but just charter one for a bit, you can take a page from Beyoncé's book and stay on the triple-decker Galactica Star, which has a two-deck beach club, helipad and glass-bottom pool on the main deck, for $350,000 per week. Which means that you can enjoy the yacht life for 857 weeks, or approximately 15 years.
But make sure you set aside about $1 million for a private Beyoncé concert onboard. No word on what Blue Ivy's appearance fee is.
You'll want some bling to wear while yachting with Queen Bey (or flying in your private jet or sunning on your private island, etc.), so make sure to pick up the most expensive necklace in the world, the $55 million L'Incomparable, which features a 407.5 carat diamond, the largest internationally flawless diamond, as well as other 90 other diamonds.
If there were more than one you could actually pick up five L'Incomparable necklaces. Hell, you could even give one to Beyoncé, just for being your bestie.
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Now, onto food. As a $300 millionaire, you must eat like a king. Or queen. Munch on some of the most expensive foods (a $145.49 hot dog at Capitol Dawg in Sacramento! Five pieces of gold-leaf sushi topped with caviar, pearls and a diamond for $1,978.15 from chef Angelito Araneta Jr.!) but feast on this dessert, the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate.
The sweet treat is made of cocoa and gold. There's also a 1-carat diamond bracelet at the bottom of the sundae. At Serendipity 3, it retails for $25,000, so make sure you bring friends, because you can afford 12,000 of them!
When it comes to beverages, if you prefer something alcoholic, opt for the Diamond Sterling Tequila by Ley925. The diamond-encrusted bottle sells for $3.5 million and the tequila is "the best tequila in the world." Either way, with 85 bottles (that's how many you can afford now), you're bound to get drunk.
If you're looking for a cup of luxurious coffee instead, try kopi luwak, which fetches about $80 per cup. The coffee is made from beans in Indonesia and Japan that have been partially digested and then pooped up by a civet (kind of like a ferret). Yes, pooped. You can afford 3.5 million cups of kopi luwak. That's one a day for almost 10,000 years.
If none of those riches appeals to you, here's a different route to spend your money: A Middle Eastern prince spent $500,000 to hang out with Kristen Stewart for 15 minutes (the money was donated to Hurricane Sandy relief).
For $300 million, you could hang out with K.Stew for 150 hours, or six days and six hours, continuously. You could reenact the entire Twilight franchise, in full, at least once.
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