$320 million Powerball: Here are the winning numbers

(Maybach)

(Maybach)

11 p.m. update: The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday night are: 6, 27, 46, 51, 56; and the Powerball is: 21.

2:45 p.m. update: Georgia Lottery President Margaret DeFrancisco has announced she plans to retire. See latest story.

Previous story: With $320 million you could buy your closest friends a $2.6 million Bugatti Veyron Supersport car, one of the most expensive cars in world, or one of Germany’s $1.4 million Maybach Landaulet sedans, something a little roomier.

Or maybe you’re looking for a bigger place to live. The 35,000-square-foot Fleur de Lys mansion in Beverly Hills is still on the market for $125 million. It’s the most expensive home for sale in the U.S., according to Forbes. Or if you’re looking for something a little smaller and closer to home, former Hawks coach Joe Johnson’s 13,822-square-foot Old Londberry community home in northwest Atlanta is for sale for a mere $4.7 million.

Maybe you’re the Warren Buffett type, whose main goal is not conspicuous consumption, but rather to let your money work for you by investing in stocks and bonds. By the way, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway stock was selling for around $127,198 a share on Wednesday.

Whatever your plans, you’ll have plenty to work with if you hit Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot. It will be the fourth-largest in Powerball history.

Powerball is played in 42 states, including the District of Columbia. Tickets cost $2 for a single play for one drawing. The drawing is held at 10:59 p.m.

What would you do with all that moolah?

123 comments Add your comment

Sluggo

August 15th, 2012
1:04 pm

I would try and live a stress free life and travel at leisure. However, additionally I would donate a percentage to charity. For example, Feeding the homeless, sponsoring college scholarships, etc…
It would be great to win but hollow if I gave nothing back to help others.

gsueagle

August 15th, 2012
1:05 pm

pay all 100 senators to leave washington now

luangtom

August 15th, 2012
1:05 pm

Keep 10% for myself and my wife and distribute the rest amongst family, friends and organizations near and dear to us. Sure cannot take it with us……………

SlimShady

August 15th, 2012
1:06 pm

I would spend a big hunk of it on booze and women. And the rest I would just waste.

Judge Smails

August 15th, 2012
1:07 pm

I’d give about half of it away and retire. Season tickets to everything; every concert, sporting event, everything. Condo in Midtown and ask that every one leave me the hell alone!

Mittens R

August 15th, 2012
1:11 pm

Offshore blind trust in the Cayman’s feeding to a bank account in Switzerland- of course.

Tom

August 15th, 2012
1:14 pm

Give it all to Untie Atlanta.

g

August 15th, 2012
1:14 pm

i would use it to move away from the terrible obama economy

Billy

August 15th, 2012
1:20 pm

To retire from the worst employer on the planet; I would try to give cash gifts to the poor saps who had to stay here and work for this worthless banking services company. LOL, I’d love to sue my employer, but it would be best to take the money and run, as Steve Miller used to say. Better to leave the terms of their punishment to JC on that Day, although I’d in this case I’d certainly love to help Him…

Judge Smails

August 15th, 2012
1:22 pm

@ Billy – Wow, who do you work for (and why)???

MIlburn Drysdale

August 15th, 2012
1:25 pm

Become invisible

B

August 15th, 2012
1:25 pm

2 chicks at the same time….

Eric

August 15th, 2012
1:30 pm

I’d use $19 million to buy the remaining privately held 14 acres in Maho Bay on St. John and protect that land from development, either by it becoming part of the surrounding national park or protected trust.

foghornleghorn

August 15th, 2012
1:34 pm

I would go find that one friend from growing up that you really don’t like any more because he made dumb decisions and tried to screw you over to point that you are no longer friends… I would buy up the 3 or 4 lots directly in front of his house and build a mansion.

I would then run for some kind of public office and run the most truthful, politically incorrect, and uncensored adds I could come up with on public television because the FCC cannot censor campaign adds under the first amendment.

Finally, the philanthropist in me would probably spend the rest of my money trying to get as many people as possible addicted to cigarettes, A) to get rid of all the smoke free laws to make this country more like the 70’s, and B) to help with global over population so as to buy us more time on this planet because at 2.5% growth rate the population doubles ever 14 years. I don’t want to be stuck here with 60 billion people by the time I am ready to die.

If you are socialist and disagree, then go petition your government to keep people like me from playing

Ashley

August 15th, 2012
1:34 pm

Make sure that my daughters have everything they ever need and buy my parents and grandma a house. :) I’m gonna win!!!

Boo

August 15th, 2012
1:35 pm

32 mil to church and charities.

MoCash

August 15th, 2012
1:37 pm

I’d tell my boss who is a jerk to shove it, then buy a mansion in the cayman islands, partying nonstop for a month. then, tour the world, enjoying some hot ladies in every location!!!!

JC

August 15th, 2012
1:38 pm

Buy a triple wide, get the truck fixed and head back to Alabama.
Let the good times roll!

Anita

August 15th, 2012
1:40 pm

Pay all of my bills off and give some to family and friends and invest the rest.

Obamaneisha

August 15th, 2012
1:43 pm

I would donate $112 million (35%) to the IRS, $1.9 million (6%) to the Georgia Dept. of Revenue, keep about a fourth of what was left and donate the rest to charities, mostly to animal rescue.

Susan C

August 15th, 2012
1:45 pm

I would use a good portion of these winnings to fund scholarships for those from disadvantaged backgrounds to go to the best schools. I would fund housing for abused women and children, too. We are suffering from the awful economy President Obama inherited from President Bush. To blame President Obama for the horrible debt created by two wars and increased military spending would be the equivalent of blaming President Truman for WW11. Only idiots and racists blame President Obama for the economy he inherited.

Katie

August 15th, 2012
1:48 pm

I would tell my horrible manager to Kiss my A$$,……..and to take this job and shove it!!!

Then, I would donate to churches, needy etc. I would buy a RV and travel with no deadlines, no schedules, and no stupid manager!!

OTP

August 15th, 2012
1:53 pm

Brittany

August 15th, 2012
1:57 pm

I would start off by paying off mine and my dads student loans. Pay off all the credit cards for me my mom and dad. I would pay off my moms medical bills. I would pay all of the house bills about a year in advance. I would have a house built up on my dads property. I would set up a trust fund for my daughter. I would by all my immediate family a new vehicle and pay their insurance. I would also get my back fixed since the army won’t help me with that even though they caused it to become injured. I would also go to school to become an ultrasound technician. I would make sure that me and my daughter wouldn’t want for anything ever again. as for the rest of the money I would buy some essentials that we would need for where we live in Montana. I would take my mom in to have a full head to toe scan to make sure she is alright along with my dad since they both have issues that we cant really know yet since we are so poor we cant afford to take them to the clinic. I would also have someone come up and help log my property for fire protection. I know this sounds selfish but for me it’s something that would be different since for the last twenty- three years of my life and my daughters three years we have been living paycheck to paycheck and just barely staying afloat. Winning would make my familys life so much easier.

WillnAtlanta

August 15th, 2012
2:02 pm

I would leave the state of Georgia IMMEDiately !!! for somewhere sunny and beautiful like Miami, the Keys, Calabasas, etc

Susan C

August 15th, 2012
2:03 pm

If Brittany hurt her back defending our country and we don’t pay to get it fixed, that is pretty much the most disgusting thing I have read. Shame on us.

ATLSWAG

August 15th, 2012
2:04 pm

I WOULD HELP THE ATLANTA FALCONS BUILD THEIR NEW STADIUM AND DECRESE TICKET PRICES!

Prettynicechick

August 15th, 2012
2:05 pm

Build me a nice cabin in Kenya over looking Mt Kilimanjaro and live with one with nature.no damn bills, collectors, tax man and the fast life. Just want to sit back on my deck and watch the elephants go by. Mostof my money would go to wildlife, open up all the zoos, those poor caged animals…:(

commoncents

August 15th, 2012
2:14 pm

Go buy land in the middle of nowhere, and hunt down trespassers like “Surviving the Game”

Crazygirl

August 15th, 2012
2:18 pm

Financial advisers, lawyers, accountants to set up my family and extended family. Then I would be eccentric. I would be sitting up at a Kroger somewhere, buying everybody’s groceries for a day. I would pick an apartment complex and pay every’s rent for the year. I would also see about buying one and donating it for the homeless vets. Random acts of kindness.

urban redneck

August 15th, 2012
2:26 pm

B, you are hilarious. love the office space reference.

me, i would just go to wendy’s and buy a crapload of junior bacon cheeseburgers….just wish they were still 99 cents. damn inflation.

Barry from DC

August 15th, 2012
2:27 pm

Anybody know what comes after a trillion???

Divine Diva

August 15th, 2012
2:29 pm

I would pay all my bills. Take care of family first, then the same as Crazygirl. I think that would be an awesome thing for some families.

You gotta be kidding

August 15th, 2012
2:30 pm

Urban redneck, step your game up. You can get the ‘BACONATOR’ now.

PK

August 15th, 2012
2:37 pm

I would invest the $110M or so I would net and live completely off the interest. For that, I would travel the world. So as not to lose touch with my friends and family, but not travel with a posse like I’m a rap/rock star or pro athlete, I would create a website where I would set up my planned itinerary and my friends could register to come with me during their regular vacation times. Friends would be ranked with the top 2 or 3 always free to join in and the rest having to reserve a spot on the trip. The higher the ranking the farther out you could reserve a spot. Getting to/from the destination and all expenses on the trip I would pay for…

TYE

August 15th, 2012
2:39 pm

Knowing me I would speread the wealth and give it all away. My family, friends, homeless, elderly, churches and start a fund where people can get help with there bills who are really in need…

Auburn Engineer

August 15th, 2012
2:40 pm

I would use it all to buy lottery tickets…..just think how great my chances would be of winning!

darren

August 15th, 2012
2:40 pm

I would buy my Auburn football team another couple of Cam Newtons.

Conservative-E

August 15th, 2012
2:41 pm

I would become a true upper echelon Republican instead of the wanna be Republican I am now (shh don’t tell anyone)

Theresa

August 15th, 2012
2:42 pm

Seriously, I’d become debt free, payoff my home and then make sure that my children (I have a son with autism), and mom are set for life (all basic needs are met — including health, education). After that, I’d do whatever I could to make this world better. I’ve been through so much in my life… and would love to have a greater, wider impact. I know one thing, I wouldn’t waste such an opportunity on things that don’t matter in this life. One of my dreams is to create a transition house for young people who are exiting the foster care system, and help them continue to develop the life skills needed to lead a positive life.

Bill Lumbergh

August 15th, 2012
2:44 pm

Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I’ll tell you what I’d do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That’s it? If you had a million dollars, you’d do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; ’cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that’d double up on a dude like me do.
Peter Gibbons: Good point.

Chanel

August 15th, 2012
2:46 pm

I would switch from Democrat to Republican so I wouldn’t have to pay higher taxes on my income….and say screw the working-class. ~falls over giggling madly~ FYI I am a part of the current working class.

BILLY

August 15th, 2012
2:49 pm

Cocaine and hookers.

Lucky in marietta

August 15th, 2012
2:50 pm

I would have a audi r8,,,carrea,,67 corvette 427 435 hp factory air cond,69 camaro z28,,,,,acura nsx,,get my drift…hang at cheetah iii a lot!!!! Lot to st jude childrens hosp for kids..also camp twin lakes,,,church,,childrens heathcare of atl…buy 535 ppl in d.c some brains!!!! Omg smh..

Sensationalistic

August 15th, 2012
2:55 pm

Why would you ever buy a Maybach? They just went out of business/stopped production.

Jane

August 15th, 2012
2:55 pm

I would set up the money so that me and my family could live off the interest. Once my family’s finances were taken care of I would donate 10% and then I would do random acts of kindness. I would help the homeless, single parents and students who can’t afford to attend college.

andesi

August 15th, 2012
2:58 pm

I would take a 2 month vacation, ALONE, then decide who I would help.

Dude

August 15th, 2012
2:59 pm

Hire Romney’s tax guys!!!

Ron White

August 15th, 2012
3:00 pm

I would call a press conference and start my speech with “The following people can kiss my a**”….

Big T

August 15th, 2012
3:13 pm

i would hire the best director and we would make a movie of me telling my bosses how I really feel. Then i would buy 90 sec slots of commercials to air it. This would be the best of “How to tell your boss to go to ….” Then set up scholarships at my old school but make sure that they NEVER touch the $$$ only the interest from it.. that way this will last forever and have them build a building in my family name. Then take care of about 20-30 people in the family.. Pay their current house off and put a car or two in the garage and set a scholarship fund up for their kids. Place a million in a trust for them but with stipulations. 1) they must continue to work 2) they can never touch the money only the interest. I figured that since I have paid off their house and put a car or two in the garage they shouldn’t have any bills for a while and can truly live debt free. if they get 60 thousand a year from interest plus a part time job making 20-30k a year. that’s almost 90k with no mortgage or car note. Who can’t live that life. But if they break any one of these rules the money comes back to me..