Heres What The Powerball Winner Should Really Do With The Money

In case you’re not keeping tabs, the Powerball jackpot has passed $1.5 billion.

To whoever wins: Once you’ve bought The New Republic, taken a bath in gold coins, and created the Super PAC of your choice, remember you can also use your winnings for good, and not just 24-karat gold toilet paper.

We asked our readers for ideas about how the winner could do some good in the world.

Vaccinate every kid in the world against measles:

Send girls to school:

Fight the good fight against ISIS propaganda:

Create an “anti-gun” lobby:

Enter the race for a Republican presidential candidate:

End cancer (or at least fund its research):

End childhood hunger in America:

Fund Planned Parenthood:

Make an animal sanctuary:

 Or, all of the above! Who says billionaires can’t have it all?

Any more ideas? Write us in the comments!

14 Ridiculous Ways To Spend A $1.5B Powerball jackpot

14 Ridiculous Ways To Spend A $1.5B Powerball jackpot



15,000 life-size replicas of a T. rex skeleton

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15,000 life-size replicas of a T. rex skeleton
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… Or 179 versions of the real thing
In 1997, theField Museum of Natural History in Chicago paid $8.36 million at auction for “Sue,” one of the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found.
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150 million clip-in man buns
Buyall the man buns so that no one can ever use them again.

503,355,705 boxes of Rice Krispies Treats cereal
At just under $3 a box, you’ll have enough of the best cereal in the world for this lifetime and the next.
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8,379,888 Han Solo jackets
Ever heard of the Millennium Falcon? Well, this is what the captain wears.

5,415 bottles of 1947 Cheval Blanc (aka the most expensive wine ever sold) in today’s dollar
There aren’t actually that many bottles of thepriceyvintage available, but remember: fantasy.
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3,000 trips to Mars
SpaceX rocketsto Marsare the new Learjets to the Caribbean.

375 million slices of artisanal toast
You’re rich now, so you should probably know that artisanal toast is a thing.
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… Or 21,428, 571 selfie toasters
Save money! Make your own toast at home!
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The Baltimore Ravens
Forbes placed the NFL team’s value at $1.5 billion in 2015 and youdon’twant to be the only one in the billionaires club whodoesn’t own a professional sports franchise.
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9 private islands
This 110-acre beauty in Thailand is a steal at just $160 million!

25 ‘Balloon Dog’ sculptures
Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog (Orange)” sold at auction for $54.8 million.
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33 Stradivarius violas
With these violas, created in 1719, you’ll definitely have the most vintage instrument in your rich person’s garage orchestra.
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1.5 billion McDonald’s ice cream cones off the Dollar Menu
Prepare for so many ice cream headaches.