What can you buy with $1 billion if you win the Mega Millions jackpot?

As Friday’s Mega Millions draw jackpot exceeds $1 billion, the question remains: what can you buy with $1 billion?

Friday night’s Mega Millions draw is quoted at $1.02 billion, making it the third time in Mega Millions history that the jackpot has surpassed the $1 billion mark.

Jackpot winners can also choose to receive $602.5 million in cash.

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So what can you buy with a lump sum of about five times the size of the University of Akron endowment?

Many but not all.

You can’t buy the Cleveland Guardians, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Browns with $1 billion

While no small change, $1 billion is still too little to buy one of Cleveland’s major league sports teams. That number would get you closest to the Cleveland Guardians, which Forbes values ​​at $1.3 billion. The Cavaliers come next with $1.65 billion and are followed by the Browns with $2.6 billion.

You would have better luck trying to buy the Akron RubberDucks. The 20 most valuable teams in minor league baseball were worth an average of $37.5 million in 2017.

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You could buy many Goodyear airships for $1 billion

Ever wanted to take a ride in the Goodyear Airship? Well, you could own a fleet of them if you won the jackpot. The cost of the airship would be around $21 million.

You Can Buy Any Home In Summit County For $1 Billion

The sum means you could easily afford a home (or 5,000 of them) in Summit County. A typical Summit County home listed for $184,900 in June.

There’s still plenty to buy one of Summit County’s most expensive homes: LeBron James’ Bath home, which the county tax office valued at $9.53 million in 2017.

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You can buy two white houses for $1 billion

But if you wanted to aim a little higher, you would only give about half the jackpot to buy the White House. Real estate listing company Zillow values ​​the president’s home at $469.5 million.

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You can buy Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ paintings for $1 billion

The jackpot could also bring you lots of beautiful artwork. The most expensive painting ever sold was Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”, which sold for a record $450 million in 2017.

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You can buy Chipotle and Swenson’s Galley Boys food every day for multiple lives

Fancy Chipotle? The jackpot is more than enough for a lifetime supply of burritos from the restaurant chain. With $1 billion, you could buy a burrito every day for over 250 years without running out of funds. No need to skimp on the guacamole or queso the next time you visit.

The same goes for a Swenson’s Galley Boy (one a day for nearly 600 years) or a tall iced vanilla latte from Starbucks (one a day for over 500 years).

The Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $530 million for the Tuesday, July 19, 2022 draw. No one has won the Mega Millions since April 15, when a ticket in Tennessee won $20 million.  If anyone were to win the current jackpot of $530 million, it would be among the 10 biggest Mega Millions jackpots of all time, according to the lottery.

And if you ever wanted to try and win the lottery again, you could buy 10 lottery tickets at $2 a day for the next 140 years.

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