How to Spend Your $333M Mega Jackpot

Lottery pot now tops $333M
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 6:25 PM CDT
A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With the Mega Millions jackpot at $333 million, ABC News investigates the best ways to spend it:

  • A new pad: "I would think they'd want to own a truly extraordinary home," says a real-estate agent. How about 3 townhouses in Greenwich Village, at just $16 million a pop? That's "one for myself, one for the rest of my family and the other for guests."

  • Rent an island: You and 100 friends could enjoy a 50-villa resort in the Maldives. The $100,000-per-night rate comes with free breakfast!
  • Hell, buy an island: A 55-acre island off Eleuthera is cheaper than the three townhouses you just bought, at $39 million.
  • Philanthropy: Charities need you even more in a stagnating economy.
  • A nice car: A replica of the $1-million Mercedes Gullwing runs for only $200,000—and "is a car that could increase in value," an insider says.
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