July 31, 2014 – Adults daydream all the time about the car they’ll buy, their new home, or the vacation they’d go on if they hit the jackpot in a Powerball or Mega Millions drawing.
But don’t you think your kids would be psyched to spend some of that easy money too, or at least reap the rewards of your windfall?
I’d bet – no, even guarantee – that you’d be lining up at Toys-r’-Us for that ultra-super-deluxe bicycle or play house if you’ve got kids and won the lottery.
So, to help you out, here’s a few really easy ways to throw away some money:
1. Lamborghini Aventador Scale Model – $7.5 million
No, you didn’t read that wrong – $7.5 million. Yes, your kid will probably drop the model, which by the way costs nearly 20 times its street-legal counterpart, so it looks like even model cars come with insurance policies when you’re super rich.
2. Doll Castle
OK, maybe you have a daughter and no matter the price tag, a toy car isn’t what she’s looking for. Instead, you could (try) to buy her the world’s most expensive – and most elaborate – doll house.
I say you could try to buy it because this doll complex (really, what do you call a doll house this big) is currently on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill.
It was dreamed up by silent-film star Colleen Moore, who then hired famous architects, set designers and about 100 other workers to help put it together.
Estimates put the price tag for Moore’s castle at about $500,000, making it the world’s most expensive doll house.
3. Backyard Roller Coaster
Growing up in the 90s, “Richie Rich” was one of those movies that inspired dreams and bred myself and others of my generation to dream big. Richie was a regular kid, basically, except he had everything you could ever want, and a father who was continually inventing new and cooler things.
One of the coolest things that Richie had was his very own roller coaster, tucked away in the many acres he called his backyard.
To this day, I still want one. You can actually have roller coasters in your yard – a guy in Indiana built one called Blue Flash that is a great example of DIY amusements – but like everything else, it’s easier to buy than to build.
With jackpot spending-power, you’d be able to afford serious, thrill-ride standard roller coasters, which can run anywhere from a few hundred thousand to several million dollars.
4. An Awesome Water Park-Bouncy Castle Hybrid
Kids love the beach, love playing in the water (for the most part) and love bouncy castles. If you suddenly get, say $50 million richer, combine all three and you’ll basically have the summer off from parenting.
This incredible, modular bouncy-castle-water-park awesomeness could be yours for a relatively affordable price – WibitSports.com says that their most expensive combination of products costs just about $86,000.
But what price can you really put on endless fun? If you win the jackpot, buy these things. Your kids will get to live Richie Rich’s life, and you’d be lying if you said you wouldn’t play on that floating bouncy castle.