YOU could afford outlandishly expensive things with the Mega Millions jackpot, including a trip to space.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been steadily increasing from its $20million starting position since April.
If last night’s jackpot had been won, it would have been the third-largest payout in the 20-year history of the game with a prize of $830million and a cash option worth $487.9million.
Now, the wildly huge $1billion dollar prize could make you richer than social media mogul and businesswoman Kylie Jenner.
The 24-year-old, who was born August 10, 1997, has a whopping net worth of $700M (around £508million).
This fortune has mainly been a makeup mogul.
You could also change up your family vacation with the Mega Millions winnings and purchase a trip to space.
Amazon tech lord Jeff Bezos is attacking a final frontier head first with his company Blue Origin, if you can pay the price.
Well maybe, the price to fly with Blue Origin has ranged from $0 to $28million, according to the Observer.
“It’s not about money; it’s about who you are, your social capital, whether you align with their launch purposes. It’s kind of a package,” said Roman Chiporukha, cofounder of a platform that helps the wealthy book space trips.
Some honored guests like actor William Shatner have enjoyed free flights with Blue Origin while the space travel company also auctioned off a seat in June 2021 for $28million.
The space tourism company has not discussed its pricing strategy.
With the Mega Millions jackpot, you could also use mere pocket change to purchase pieces of history.
Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s gold burial mask is valued at $2million, which is a mild expense for the Mega Millions winner, FOX 8 reported.
You can also buy some famous art with your winnings.
The Mona Lisa, which you may have heard of, is valued at over $850million so you could definitely afford it.
The jackpot has raised to an outrageous total after 27 games have been played with no winners.
You win the Mega Millions jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.
Players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick.
The nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions are listed on the lottery website.
Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm EST while Powerball drawings take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at the same time.