Living the good life

Exotic houses, private planes and sports cars: How two of our editors would spend the $1.5 billion if they won the Powerball

Initial cash prize: $567.1 million

Co-editor-in-chief Haley Hegefeld purchases Powerball tickets, as featured on KXAN's local news.

Co-editor-in-chief Haley Hegefeld purchases Powerball tickets, as featured on KXAN’s local news.

Protection: $30 million

  • Lawyers: $15 million ($250,000/year)
  • Money managers: $15 million ($250,000)

House: $55 million

  • Primary house: $3 million
  • Parents’ house: $3 million
  • Exotic location houses (in France, Italy, St. Thomas, Swiss Alps, and New York City): $15 million
  • Decor: $4 million
  • House staff: $30 million (5 people)

College: $2 million

  • For me: $250,000
  • For our kids: $1.75 million

Transportation: $20 million

  • Cars: $2 million
  • Plane: $6 million
  • Hired pilot: $5 million
  • Plane fuel: $5 million
  • Boats: $2 million (to rent)

Charity: $40 million

  • Cancer research: $10 million
  • Conservation efforts: $10 million
  • Human trafficking: $10 million
  • Education in Less Economically Developed World: $10 million

Invest: $10 million

Savings: $10 million

Grand total: $167 million

When we die, each kid would receive $10 million and the rest would go to charity.

 

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