5 Ridiculously Expensive Things I'd Buy With My $425 Million Powerball Winnings

Last night, a lottery ticket buyer in California hit the literal jackpot. The $425 million ticket, sold at a gas station in Northern California, entitles the winner to one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history. No one has come forward to announce that they’re the winning ticket holder, probably because that person is still trying to pick their jaw up off the floor.

In case you were wondering, the winner wasn’t me. If I did win $425 million, though, I would be pretty awesome at spending it. I’m like, a champion at spending money, even though I don’t have a lot of it. To indulge my lottery-winning, moving away to Tahiti fantasy, I put together this list of 5 ridiculously awesome (and expensive) things I would buy if I hit the Powerball. A girl can dream, right?

by Amy McCarthy

A Hermes Birkin Bag

What dignified lady doesn’t want a Birkin? And I am certainly a dignified lady. I swear. Versions of the Birkin have sold for upwards of $1.6 million, which is a totally reasonable amount for someone to spend on a purse. I wonder if I can get one made with some kind of expensive glitter to indulge my country-trash need for “bling?” Of course I can, I’m (theoretically) rich.

Creme De La Mer

This stuff retails for $150 an ounce, but it was created by some brilliant NASA scientist who got burned in an experiment and needed something to treat his wounds. It even has a “miracle broth,” which sounds totally legit. For a cool $1900, you can get a 16 ounce jar of Creme de la Mer and slather yourself from head to toe. This is probably why rich people look so much better than us proletarians.

Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Foie gras is as expensive as it is delicious, and it’s on every menu of every restaurant that isn’t a Chili’s, it seems like. I don’t like buying foie gras portions at restaurants because they’re ridiculously small and overpriced, but I would definitely be purchasing some of that fattened duck liver upon hitting the jackpot. Just one pound of Hudson Valley foie, shipped straight from New York to my house. I will then put it on every food that I eat until further notice or I die. I’ll probably die first.

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A pair of ridiculous Louboutins

Ever since Carrie Bradshaw, Christian Louboutin shoes are every 20-something girl’s ultimate status symbol. Because I have not one ounce of class, I would purchase these INCREDIBLE $6,395 gold Louboutins and wear them everywhere, including to the grocery store (I only shop at Whole Foods now that I’m rich, FYI). But don’t worry, I would definitely keep things down-to-earth and continue to hang around commoners if I became a super-rich millionaire. Sometimes.

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$325 Ice Balls

My mom always said that a fool and his money are soon parted, but what could possibly be a more sound investment than LUXURY ICE? For the low low price of $205, Gläce offers FIFTY hand-carved spheres of ice that are the mathematically correct way to cool down my vodka soda. Who can argue with math?