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This is what you can buy with your Powerball winnings

A Powerball lottery ticket is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California.
Mike Blake | Reuters
A Powerball lottery ticket is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California.

What would you do with $1.4 billion?

That might be a question you have to answer if you pull the winning ticket to Wednesday's Powerball jackpot.

Of course, winners will first have to choose between a lump sum of $868 million or annuity payments for the next 29 years—and then there are taxes.

But, let's live a little. If you did take home $1.4 billion—which, incidentally, is the total GDP of St. Lucia—this is what you could buy:

  • One round trip to the moon
  • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team (valued at $1.3 billion)
  • 1.1 million ounces of gold (with gold approximately at $1,100 an ounce)
  • Your own private island... or several.
  • The equivalent of more than 13 Sherry Netherland penthouses in New York
  • Your own one-of-a-kind sports car for around $8 million—chump change to a billionaire.
  • Or you could donate to Feed the Children—each dollar you give provides $5 worth of food and essentials for hungry, hurting children and families. So, your $1.4 billion becomes $7 billion.

Sources: CNBC data, Forbes, The Richest, Feed the Children, Private Islands Online.