In case you’re not keeping tabs, the Powerball jackpot has passed $1.5 billion.
To whoever wins: Once you’ve bought The New Republic, taken a bath in gold coins, and created the Super PAC of your choice, remember you can also use your winnings for good, and not just 24-karat gold toilet paper.
We asked our readers for ideas about how the winner could do some good in the world.
Vaccinate every kid in the world against measles:
— UNICEF USA (@unicefusa) January 12, 2016
Send girls to school:
@HuffingtonPost THAT is a great idea! Clean water + education for young girls around the globe.
— Things Engraved (@ThingsEngraved) January 12, 2016
Fight the good fight against ISIS propaganda:
@HuffingtonPost Create an engagement strategy that is superior to what ISIS is offering disenchanted youth (half the world's population).
— Steve Culbertson (@Culbs) January 12, 2016
Create an “anti-gun” lobby:
@HuffingtonPost I would put the money into gun safety. I would fight the NRA and gun lobbyists with research, ads, legislation, and Facts!!
— sally (@SAgnone) January 12, 2016
Enter the race for a Republican presidential candidate:
— Michael Hartsough (@MJHartsough) January 12, 2016
End cancer (or at least fund its research):
— WilliamCarterElliott (@williamcarterEE) January 12, 2016
End childhood hunger in America:
— Rebecca McNeley (@OUgingersnap) January 12, 2016
Fund Planned Parenthood:
— DKBB (@GiverOfCheese) January 12, 2016
Make an animal sanctuary:
— Susan Gail Taylor (@TheSusanGTaylor) January 12, 2016
Or, all of the above! Who says billionaires can’t have it all?
— dubs (@annmarieW96) January 12, 2016
Any more ideas? Write us in the comments!