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What to do with a $1.5 billion lottery win

A record lottery jackpot of $1.5bn (£1.04bn) will be drawn on Wednesday, the largest in US history.

One Powerball ticket costs $2 and carries a 1 in 292 million chance of winning the jackpot. More than 500 million tickets have been sold so far.

How much the winner takes home depends on whether prize is paid out over three decades or taken as the lump sum of about $880 million.

But what can one purchase these days if you win the full amount? A billion-dollar yacht, a few Airbus A-380s, or an entire football team, for starters.

Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser.

  • 13 Jan 2016
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