Heres What The Powerball Winner Should Really Do With The Money

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:

Send girls to school:

Fight the good fight against ISIS propaganda:

Create an “anti-gun” lobby:

Enter the race for a Republican presidential candidate:

End cancer (or at least fund its research):

End childhood hunger in America:

Fund Planned Parenthood:

Make an animal sanctuary:

 Or, all of the above! Who says billionaires can’t have it all?

Any more ideas? Write us in the comments!

14 Ridiculous Ways To Spend A $1.5B Powerball jackpot

14 Ridiculous Ways To Spend A $1.5B Powerball jackpot

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15,000 life-size replicas of a T. rex skeleton

Hammacher Schlemmer

15,000 life-size replicas of a T. rex skeleton
Hammacher Schlemmer
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… Or 179 versions of the real thing
In 1997, theField Museum of Natural History in Chicago paid $8.36 million at auction for “Sue,” one of the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found.
The Washington Post via Getty Images
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150 million clip-in man buns
Buyall the man buns so that no one can ever use them again.
Groupon
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503,355,705 boxes of Rice Krispies Treats cereal
At just under $3 a box, you’ll have enough of the best cereal in the world for this lifetime and the next.
Roberto Machado Noa via Getty Images
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8,379,888 Han Solo jackets
Ever heard of the Millennium Falcon? Well, this is what the captain wears.
FJjackets.com
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5,415 bottles of 1947 Cheval Blanc (aka the most expensive wine ever sold) in today’s dollar
There aren’t actually that many bottles of thepriceyvintage available, but remember: fantasy.
Ragnar Schmuck via Getty Images
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3,000 trips to Mars
SpaceX rocketsto Marsare the new Learjets to the Caribbean.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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375 million slices of artisanal toast
You’re rich now, so you should probably know that artisanal toast is a thing.
J Shepherd via Getty Images
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… Or 21,428, 571 selfie toasters
Save money! Make your own toast at home!
Hammacher Schlemmer
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The Baltimore Ravens
Forbes placed the NFL team’s value at $1.5 billion in 2015 and youdon’twant to be the only one in the billionaires club whodoesn’t own a professional sports franchise.
Rob Carr via Getty Images
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9 private islands
This 110-acre beauty in Thailand is a steal at just $160 million!
privateislandsoneline.com
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25 ‘Balloon Dog’ sculptures
Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog (Orange)” sold at auction for $54.8 million.
DON EMMERT via Getty Images
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33 Stradivarius violas
With these violas, created in 1719, you’ll definitely have the most vintage instrument in your rich person’s garage orchestra.
BERTRAND GUAY via Getty Images
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1.5 billion McDonald’s ice cream cones off the Dollar Menu
Prepare for so many ice cream headaches.
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