In case you haven’t heard, the Powerball jackpot has reached a whopping $900 million. If the winner of Saturday’s drawing chooses to take a lump sum (instead of a payout over 30 years) they will take home $558 million before taxes.
In an effort to understand just how large this amount of money is, I have calculated how many popular food items you can buy with $558 million.
Disclaimer: If you do win the Powerball, please do not attempt to purchase this amount of food as that would not be a healthy investment (although I know it’s tempting).
125,393,258 grande White Chocolate Mochas at $4.45 each.
That’s a whole lot of caffeine.
139,849,624 Big Macs at $3.99 each.
Or you could go with McNuggets.
111,600,000 20pc. McNuggets at $5.00 each.
That’s 2,232,000,000,000 McNuggets. We’re talking 2 trillion McNuggets here people.
151,219,512 small Blizzards at $3.69 each.
66,035,503 chicken burritos with guacamole at $8.45 each.
152,876,712 chicken sandwiches at $3.65 each.
62,068,965 dozens of assorted doughnuts at $8.99 dozen.
That’s 744,827,586 Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
330,177,515 crunchy taco supremes at $1.69 each.
72,000,000 Subway club footlongs at $7.75 each.
200,000,000 milkshakes at $2.79 each.
468,907,563 slushes at $1.19 each.
133,174,224 whoppers at $4.19 each.
While it is not humanly possible to consume 744,827,586 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the winner of the Powerball can rest comfortably knowing they can afford millions of soft sugary doughnuts.
As for the rest of us broke college students, we can dream about one day being able to afford guacamole on our Chipotle burrito.