With a jackpot that pays a baffling $141 million on average, the US Powerball is one of the biggest lotteries that can be played. It also holds the world record in terms of payouts, awarding an unbelievable $1.58 billion to three lucky people in January 2016.
With the winnings, people usually travel the world, buy a fancy sports car and a luxurious villa. But what would a gamer do if he or she were to win this lottery? We don’t know, but here’s a list of 5 things that certainly could be bought after hitting the jackpot in the US Powerball.
1. ErgoQuest Zero Gravity Workstation
This may be called a workstation, but we would rather refer to it as the unparalleled king of gaming chairs. It supports three 34 inch monitors and has a motorized backrest, seat and leg rest that allows you to put yourself in any position you want – controlled electronically of course. Ever wondered what it would be like laying down gaming? This beast of a chair holds the answer.
At a price of at least $10,000 for the best version, this chair certainly isn’t anything that the average joe would buy, but as a multi-millionaire you could easily buy a few without thinking. One for you and one for each of your friends – the ultimate LAN party!
Did you know that the US Powerball can not only be played in America? According to OnlineLottoBaba, there are lottery sites that offer people from all over the world an entry into the draws.
To match the ultimate gaming chair, you need the ultimate computer. At a price of $41,000, this is currently the most expensive gaming PC in the world. Not only does it look like it came straight from NASA, but its specifications are just as spectacular. You’re actually getting two computers in one. Here’s the first system:
CPU: Intel Core i9-10980XE 4.6GHz (overclocked)
GPU: 2x Nvidia RTX Titan 24GB
Storage: Dual 2TB SSD + 14TB HDD
And here’s the second system:
CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 5.0GHz (overclocked)
GPU: Nvidia RTX Titan 24GB
Storage: Dual 2TB SSD in RAID 0 + 14TB HDD
3. All the Games on Steam for the Rest of Your Life
According to Statista, about 7,000 games have been released on steam on average the past five years. If we assume that this rate continues; that a game costs $15 on average; and that you live for another 50 years; you could buy all of the 105,000 games released during your life-time for a price of $5 million.
No more choosing between games! Now, you just have to find someone that can sell you a device to freeze time in order to have a chance of actually playing them all.
4. Your Own Tailormade AAA Game
Have you ever dreamt of creating your own game, taking all of the things you love from other titles and putting them together just as you want? We all have! Well, if you win the US Powerball, there’s nothing stopping you. Hiring a team of professionals that would make the perfect game for you could cost around $100 million though, but that’s affordable! For reference, the Witcher 3 cost $81 million to make while Half-Life 2 cost $40 million.
5. 17 Million Energy Drinks
Assuming you buy everything already listed, a jackpot win of $141 million would still leave room for 17 million energy drinks priced at $2 each. Living for 50 additional years, that’s 931 cans of caffein per day. Staying awake certainly won’t be a problem!
Do you like our list or is there anything you would add to it that a gamer could and perhaps must buy if he won $141 million? Let us know in the comments!