The hashtag #IfIWonPowerball went viral Wednesday after the day’s Powerball jackpot soared to approximately $1.5 billion. What would you do with all that money?
It all began after Jimmy Fallon tweeted the following:
Hashtag game! Tweet out something funny or weird you would do if you won Powerball and tag with #IfIWonPowerball. Could be on our show!
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 13, 2016
NFL owners approved St Louis Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles late on Tuesday. The Rams are paying the NFL $500 million to relocate. ESPN answered the billion-dollar question: how many NBA franchises can $1.5 billion buy? If you win the Powerball jackpot tonight, you could buy any franchise except the Lakers ($2.6B), Knicks ($2.5B), Bulls ($2B), Celtics ($1.7B) and Clippers ($1.6B).
It would require at least two lottery victories to purchase these soccer giants: Real Madrid ($3.2B), Barcelona ($3.16B) and Manchester United ($3.10B).
Here’s another amazing figure: the top 23 highest-paid athletes of 2015 made a combined $1.48 billion!
Tweeters found the perfect opportunity to express their respective desires if any of them were to hit the jackpot. Let’s go over some of these enjoyable tweets:
This woman would shower herself with puppies!
#IfIWonPowerball I'm buying every puppy on the planet
— Sasha (@sashxtov) January 14, 2016
This Mexican would experience a lifetime of serotonin release!
#IfIWonPowerball I would spend it on cocaine
— Mexican Rug Dealer (@MikeElChingon) January 14, 2016
Many ways to interpret this one…
— tara strong (@tarastrong) January 14, 2016
This guy has no reason to feel optimistic…
#IfIWonPowerball. I won't.
— Damian Zen (@makemebad35) January 14, 2016
The Colonel is keeping it strictly professional…
Can someone do the math on how much mashed potatoes and gravy $1.5 billion gets you #IfIWonPowerball
— KFC (@kfc) January 14, 2016
This festival would finally be able to afford Nickelback!
— So What?! Music Fest (@sowhatmusicfest) January 14, 2016
Overheard at the gym: Everyone talking abt #IfIWonPowerball. Guy screaming: 1st thing I'd do is give my wife half and leave her! What?!
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 14, 2016
— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) January 14, 2016
What would you do if you lucked out? Use the hashtag #IfIWonPowerball to join in the fun!
The first things you should do if you win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot (or any windfall) https://t.co/jco1JjTxKS
— HRH Emperor Darroux (@EmperorDarroux) January 13, 2016