Winning the Powerball or Mega Millions lottery jackpot is a fantasy at one time or another for most people. This is especially prevalent in times when the lottery is insanely high, such as in late March 2012 when the Mega Millions lottery jackpot surged to a historic $656 million dollar high. Depending on the state, after taxes and opting for the cash option a single winner could have walked away with over $377,200,000 dollars to play with. It’s fun day-dreaming about how you would allocate your lottery winnings should you be so fortunate. Depending on your interests, ambitions, values and place in your life people’s dreams varies greatly, however cars guys are likely going to start their dreaming with what else, cars. Even narrowing the field to simply car enthusiasts, there is a wide range of possibilities for car guys to fantasize about depending on their specific automotive passions. For instance, some would want a diverse auto collection with old and new as well as foreign and domestic cars while others would strictly want exotic sports cars and high-end luxury cars. Some individuals would want a garage full of classic hot rods, pony cars and muscle cars. Obviously there is no right or wrong answer to what the best cars would be for lottery winners to procure since they are so diverse. Therefore, rather than try to provide an eclectic mix of what various people may want in this situation, we simply compiled a list of the top 10 cars that we (the editors) would opt to buy. Why is the Bugatti Veyron not listed? Many exotic cars can be purchased for what that one car costs and it accelerates your cash depletion rate and puts you one step closer to being another embarrassing bankrupt lotto winner statistic.
2014 Corvette ZR-1 – Not to say that today’s models are bad, but why buy now when a new body style is right around the corner and likely to be even better than the already impressive C6 generation? We have read about many lottery winners making the Corvette their first post win purchase.
TBA, but likely starting at $105,000
Audi R8 GT 5.2 Quattro Spyder – An amazing German convertible sports car with numerous Lamborghini components, such as the powerful V10 engine, and all the creature comforts you could ask for.
Starting at $210,300
If you purchased one of each of these cars (at their starting MSRP) then you would run up a grand total of $2,200,800 – not including gas guzzler and luxury tax. In other words, 0.0058% of your cash if you were the sole winner of the March 2012 Mega Millions jackpot. With a conservative 6% interest on your money you would be able to buy 10 of each of these cars every single year and still have hundreds of thousands left over to pay the gas, insurance, etc. Just to be clear, that’s 100 exotic cars per year and still have money to burn. Which lottery winner cars they would get if you won the Powerball or Mega Millions lottery jackpot?