The Mega Millions lottery jackpot will be worth an incredible $252 million next Tuesday, after none of the nearly 45 million tickets sold matched all six numbers in Friday’s drawing — the 18th consecutive drawing without a big winner in the 44-state lottery.
That sum, just over a quarter-billion dollars, is the second largest Mega Millions jackpot of the year and the fourth-largest jackpot in any U.S. lottery. The Powerball lottery has seen two jackpots larger than $252 million in 2014.
The largest mega Millions jackpot of 2014 came on March 18, when two winners split a staggering $400 million prize.
Now, you may be wondering, “What in the world could I do with $252 million?” Well, we’re sure you’ll figure out something, if you’re lucky enough to beat the 259 million to one odds and win the world-changing Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday.
But in case you’re having trouble, here are a few suggestions for you.
Need a new watch? The diamond-encrusted Hublot Big Bang timepiece, pictured above, may be the one for you, and it will cost you only a $1,045,883.
That leaves you plenty left over to buy yourself a nice new car. For example, you are your significant others might want to buy his and hers Pagani Huyara “Supercars.” This sleek Italian sportscar that zips from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds will set you back a mere $1.6 million each.
Please don’t drink and drive. So make sure your Supercar is safely in the garage before you open up a bottle of Mendis Coconut Brandy. The world’s first liquor distilled from as the name implies, coconuts sold for a million bucks when it was first manufactured, but now a bottle costs you a paltry 100 grand. So why not buy 10? That’s nothing when you’ve got more than $250 million, and what a way to unwind. Just drink responsibly, please.
After all, we want you around and healthy to take a ride on your Jack Armstrong Cosmic Starship Harley Davidson motorcycle, which at about $1 million, is the most expensive Harley you can buy. The bike is actually not much different from any other high-end Harley, except for the meticulous hand-painted design by world-famous “Cosmic” artist Jack Armstrong.
Even after all of those purchases, you’ve got plenty left. Another million will buy you more than 1,000 new iPhone 6 Plus phones — each with 128 gigabytes of storage memory.
In Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, two tickets — one in Georgia, one in Michigan, matched five of the six numbers to win a $1 million prize, which won’t buy you nearly as many nice things.
Here are Friday’s winning Mega Millions numbers:
2 — 14 — 21 — 28 — 55 Mega Ball 3
If you want the full $252 million in Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot, you’ll have to take it in 30 annual payments. Taking the whole prize at once brings you an estimated $153.5 million — still plenty for a nice shopping spree.