Three lucky people’s lives were irrevocably changed on the night of Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016—each of them were $528.8 million richer. Three tickets from Chino Hills, Calif.; Munford, Tenn.; and Melbourne Beach, Fla. matched the Powerball’s six numbers perfectly, making it so that three different people would be splitting the record-breaking $1.586 billion prize.
Now I’m going to answer something we’ve all been thinking about since an unknown someone so close to our campus became a millionaire: What would I do with a billion dollars? We asked you, the students, and here are a few of the things you told us you’d spend the Powerball money on!
1. Buy out In-N-Out
Not because of the money the investment would bring you, but obviously because you want burgers all the time.
3. Beyonce’s friendship
“I’d pay to at least be her driver or something.”
4. Buy Mom and Dad a new house and a new car
To pay them back for all the tantrums thrown and curfews broken.
5. Buy myself a car
“And then never drive it for fear of the horrible drivers here at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP).”
6. Donate like $3 million to the art program at CPP
Or any program at CPP. Or maybe just hire Ty Pennington for an Extreme Makeover: College Edition to make the campus even prettier than it already is.
7. A lifetime supply of Korean BBQ and all-you-can-eat sushi
Because owning In-N-Out definitely isn’t enough.
8. A personal trainer and nutritionist
Or else we’d weigh the earth down with all this food we’re consuming.
9. Buy out Disney
Why don’t we just try to buy out the whole world, why don’t we?
10. Start up my business
When asked what kind, I got, “A clothing company,” “Some kind of business that will provide you a rent-a-clone for the days that you don’t want to go to class,” and “A ripped off version of Afters, but in Texas.”
11. All the makeup in the world
Ambitious, but totally understandable. We can now afford to buy $60 eyeshadow palettes—how glorious.
12. Buy a football team
Maybe you can lend your team to CPP too, and then we’ll finally be in the game!
13. A pug farm
This may or may not be my contribution to this article. Who knows?
14. Travel the world
BECAUSE THEN YOU CAN MAKE AWESOME VIDEOS LIKE THIS ONE.
And the one thing every, single student mentioned:
15. Pay off my student loans
Kiss those burdens goodbye! You’re rich!
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