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Win the Powerball? How to spend the dough in Cincy


Say you just won the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot.

What would you do with all that money?

“Travel around the world.  That’s for sure,” said one woman.

“My life is happy.  I’d love to have that money,” another man told FOX19 NOW on Wednesday.

But, what could you do with all that cash here at home?

FOX19 NOW took a trip through the Tri-State to find some of the most expensive and luxurious things where you can spend all those winnings.

"Give us your likes and dislikes.  We're just going to throw down with the finest food and wine and just enjoy the ride,” said Baw Shinholster, corporate director of quality assurance for Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment.

For a billion or so dollars, you can eat and drink anything you want in town.  Why not start at Jeff Ruby’s downtown with a $20 an ounce cut of wagyu beef from the menu imported straight from Japan?

"We're talking about the most tender.  It's the world's best meat you can buy,” Shinholster said.

"This is our Chateau Mouton Rothschild.  This right here is about $2,200,” said Shinholster, showing off the bottle of French wine.

Shinholster also showed FOX19 NOW a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne for $1,500 as well as a bottle of Dom Perignon for $800.
Perhaps with your new money you’ll want a new ride.  FOX19 NOW took a trip to a local BMW dealership to see the best and fanciest rides on the lot reserved for deep pockets.

"This is the very latest big luxury sedan from BMW,” said Paul Bonner with Sweeney BMW as he shows off the brand’s 750 model.  “The one we’re looking at is $123,000.”

Perhaps you’re looking for something more sporty.  You may want to check out the BMW i8 retailing at $139,000.  If you take the $930,000,000 cash option before taxes, you can buy more than 6,600 of them.

"It truly is a space age, revolutionary car,” Bonner said.
You’ll need a driveway to park it if you buy it.  We dug up a home on the market for $4.7 million in Indian Hill featuring 7 bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms listed by Comey and Shepherd Realtors ( 
If you’re really looking to make the ultimate billionaire buy, why not find a pro sports franchise for sale?

Forbes says the Reds were bought in 2006 for $270 million, and are now worth $885 million ( 

"If I had to spend the money in Cincinnati, I'd probably buy the Bengals.  They need help,” one man told FOX19 NOW.

If you took the cash option, before taxes, you’d have enough money to give a little more than $3,000 to each of the about 297,000 citizens of the city of Cincinnati.

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