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01/12/2016 05:48 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2016

14 Things You Could Buy With The $1.5 Billion Powerball Jackpot

Haven't you always wanted a replica T. rex skeleton?

Whether you're a sucker or an optimist, playing Wednesday's Powerball lottery means you've likely daydreamed about what the jackpot could buy. 

Even though winning the massive Powerball prize is the ultimate long shot, the now $1.5 billion jackpot opens the door to a lot of fun fantasies.

Assuming you won't convert the winnings into gold coins for a lavish (and uncomfortable) swimming vault à la Scrooge McDuck, here's a breakdown of some ways you can spend the massive fortune. 

(And in the spirit of fantasy, let's just pretend a little thing called tax doesn't exist on both your exorbitant winnings or the prodigiously crazy things you could buy with them.)

  • 15,000 life-size replicas of a T. rex skeleton
    Hammacher Schlemmer
  • ... Or 179 versions of the real thing
    In 1997, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago paid $8.36 million at auction for "Sue," one of the largest, mos
    The Washington Post via Getty Images
    In 1997, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago paid $8.36 million at auction for "Sue," one of the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found.
  • 150 million clip-in man buns
    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/clip-in-man-bun-groupon_5641f766e4b0307f2caedcb6">Buy</a>&nbsp;all the man buns
    Groupon
    Buy all the man buns so that no one can ever use them again. 
  • 503,355,705 boxes of Rice Krispies Treats cereal
    At just under $3 a box, you'll have enough of the best cereal in the world for this lifetime and the next.
    Roberto Machado Noa via Getty Images
    At just under $3 a box, you'll have enough of the best cereal in the world for this lifetime and the next.
  • 8,379,888 Han Solo jackets
    Ever heard of the Millennium Falcon? Well, this is what the captain <a href="https://www.fjackets.com/buy/Han-Solo-Star-Wars-
    FJjackets.com
    Ever heard of the Millennium Falcon? Well, this is what the captain wears.
  • 5,415 bottles of 1947 Cheval Blanc (aka the most expensive wine ever sold) in today's dollar
    There aren't actually that many bottles of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8138500/
    Ragnar Schmuck via Getty Images
    There aren't actually that many bottles of the pricey vintage available, but remember: fantasy. 
  • 3,000 trips to Mars
    <a href="http://www.wired.com/2012/03/elon-musk-says-ticket-to-mars-will-cost-500000/" target="_blank">SpaceX rockets</a>&nbs
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SpaceX rockets to Mars are the new Learjets to the Caribbean.
  • 375 million slices of artisanal toast
    You're rich now, so you should probably know that artisanal toast <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/we-tried-the-fancy-
    J Shepherd via Getty Images
    You're rich now, so you should probably know that artisanal toast is a thing.
  • ... Or 21,428, 571 selfie toasters
    Save money! Make your own <a href="http://www.hammacher.com/Product/87141" target="_blank">toast at home!&nbsp;</a>
    Hammacher Schlemmer
    Save money! Make your own toast at home! 
  • The Baltimore Ravens
    <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45fdkgi/24-baltimore-ravens/" target="_blank">Forbes</a> placed the NFL team's val
    Rob Carr via Getty Images
    Forbes placed the NFL team's value at $1.5 billion in 2015 and you don't want to be the only one in the billionaires club who doesn't own a professional sports franchise.
  • 9 private islands
    This 110-acre beauty in Thailand is a <a href="http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/rangyai-island" target="_blank">st
    privateislandsoneline.com
    This 110-acre beauty in Thailand is a steal at just $160 million!
  • 25 'Balloon Dog' sculptures
    Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog (Orange)" sold at auction for $54.8 million.
    DON EMMERT via Getty Images
    Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog (Orange)" sold at auction for $54.8 million.
  • 33 Stradivarius violas
    With these violas, created in 1719, you'll definitely have the most vintage <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/201
    BERTRAND GUAY via Getty Images
    With these violas, created in 1719, you'll definitely have the most vintage instrument in your rich person's garage orchestra.
  • 1.5 billion McDonald's ice cream cones off the Dollar Menu
    Prepare for <i>so</i> many ice cream headaches.&nbsp;
    Prepare for so many ice cream headaches. 

 

And if you're feeling altruistic, here are a few more noble ways to spend $1.5 billion. 

  • Run St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for 2 years and 20 days
    The research hospital's daily operating cost is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.stjude.org/media-resources/media-tools/facts.html#e
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The research hospital's daily operating cost is about $2 million.
  • Sponsor the creation of 15 million coats that convert into sleeping bags for the homeless
    Sponsoring one coat is $100.
  • Make 25 seasons of "Game of Thrones"
    Each episode in a 10-episode season costs <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/318306/holy-flaming-warships-how-expensive-is-
    Each episode in a 10-episode season costs approximately $6 million to create (and subjects in all of the Seven Kingdoms would drink secret toasts to your health).
  • Help spay or neuter approximately 7.5 million puppies
    The non-subsidized cost of the procedure can be roughly $200.
    DogPhoto.Com via Getty Images
    The non-subsidized cost of the procedure can be roughly $200.
  • Give away 1.5 billion soft serve cones off the McDonald's Dollar Menu
    The work of a true humanitarian.&nbsp;
    RJ Sangosti via Getty Images
    The work of a true humanitarian. 
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