QOTD: What Would You Buy With the Powerball?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
qotd what would you buy with the powerball

A winning ticket for the Powerball has been sold. What would you do with over $2 billion?

Please be a little more creative than just naming your dream car. First of all, you could afford a whole fleet, so maybe name more than one car? Or maybe you'd buy a garage mahal or a car collection/car museum? Have some fun with this.

As for me, I won $12 in Powerball drawings over the past two weeks. I'm going to....go buy some coffee.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 08, 2022

    I would pay a lot of taxes and then buy Aston Martin. https://companiesmarketcap.com/automakers/largest-automakers-by-market-cap/

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Nov 09, 2022

      I've always had the hots for the DB9... Gotta add that to my list.

  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 08, 2022

    I've got this, like, ALL figured out. Cars are there but down the list.

    Four properties, which together would probably require about 10% of the jackpot after taxes.

    (1) A top-floor apartment in Paris.

    (2) A townhouse in Washington DC.

    (3) A huge house at one or another Rockies ski resort, where my family can all meet.

    (4) A summer retreat in the San Juan Islands.

    Two college and grad school educations for my kids.

    A bunch of clothes and jewelry for my wife, who's too practical to buy the good stuff now but always knows it when she sees it.

    And then maybe think about cars after the above are settled. Even with all that money I'd probably keep the BMW I just bought, for summers; there's nothing like it on the market anymore and I'm not likely to find a substantially better example. Buy an appropriate electric SUV for family use in DC, a truck for use at the mountain place, and some kind of premium compact like an Audi A3 for use in Europe.

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    • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 09, 2022

      I lived in DC for five years, have a lot of connections there, and think it's an extremely underrated city. More livable than the other cities on the east coast, more city-like than anywhere not on the east coast. You meet a lot of interesting people.

      The BMW is the last generation without the video-game steering, and one of the last where you could get a proper inline six and a manual without the punishing suspension and high-strung nature of an M car. It's also better-looking than anything that has come out of BMW since, even in Shoulda-Been-A-Diesel-Wagon brown. This particular example has all the good options (sport suspension, secondary oil cooler, climate package, radar cruise, phone integration) and an immaculate beige interior, and was owned by two adult owners and never modified.

  • EBFlex EBFlex on Nov 09, 2022

    Wow. Lots of unexpected people vastly expanding their carbon footprint.

    Id start by buying every model Hellcat automobile, tear down my two cabins and rebuild a modest but well outfitted house. I’d buy a piece of land in the Florida Keys and build a hurricane proof house. I’d make sure family and those close to me never have to work again and their kids could go to the best private schools around and not the garbage public schools.

    Then I would start buying all the cars/trucks/boats that appeal to me. Vehicle from the lowly Fiesta ST to the 2001 BMW M5 and F150 Lightning. The 1989 and 1995 Taurus SHO would be on the list along with a 1996 Impala SS. The list goes on but you get the idea. They would all be tucked inside a climate controlled garage similar to what Jay Leno has.

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    • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 09, 2022

      "Nobody lists after EVs. They have no place in a lottery winners garage."

      Other than the two people within this small thread who said they'd buy them after winning the lottery?

      Speaking of which, even without winning the lottery, I think I'm going to make a reservation for a Volvo EX90 today. Wife and I both like it.

  • Ajla Ajla on Nov 09, 2022

    I'd buy a lot of GM things that were built between '85 and '02. A few boomer era muscle cars, an M156 C63 AMG, the nicest Jaguar X-type that exists, a ZB Viper, and a Quattroporte Trofeo.