The multi-state Powerball lottery game has reached a record-breaking jackpot of $1.5 billion. Sure, the odds are 1 in 292 million that you’ll win when the numbers are drawn on Wednesday, but why not dream big until then?
Whether you take the lump-sum cash payment or the annuity payments, real estate is a great investment for those millions of dollars.
We’ve combed through our most luxurious listings to find irresistible dream homes for you to spend those Powerball winnings on. Here are our top five favorites:
1. 2301 Aqua Vista Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Highlights: This immaculate 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom sits on a point lot backing up to the Rio Barcelona Canal and Middle River. Fully gated for privacy and security, this home offers over 11,000 square feet of living space that includes a stunning pool, gorgeous open kitchen, 3-car garage with air-conditioned workshop, separate guest house, lush landscaping with fruit trees, two-story living room with marble floors and much more.
2. 1310 Via Brigitte, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Highlights: An amazing 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom, this villa offers stunning mountain and ocean views with 5,500 square feet of living space. Built in 2007, this home is perfect for entertaining with outdoor fireplaces, salt water pool, Murray Duncan architecture, designer finishes and an amazing attention to detail. Hardwood floors and an observation deck with 360-degree views make this beauty California living at its best.
3. 2648 Independence Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026
Highlights: Gorgeous custom craftsmanship fills this 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom just north of Chicago. Crown moldings, wood paneling, hand-carved marble fireplaces and countertops, high-end appliances, alabaster chandeliers and wood-paneled fresco painted walls adorn the 5,427 square feet of living space. High ceilings, a wet bar, sauna, hot tub and more make this a gorgeous space to luxuriate in.
4. 6330 Vanderbilt St, Houston, TX 77005
Highlights: Sitting on a large lot in one of the most desirable areas of Houston, this one-of-a-kind home is warm and inviting. Originally built in the 1930’s, this 5-bed, 5-bath home was completely renovated in 2002 with all-new electrical, plumbing, insulation, floors, cabinetry, siding and more. Featured in Traditional Homes magazine, the property is great for entertaining with gourmet kitchen, luxurious porch and lots of space.
5. 48 Marmion Way, Rockport, MA 01966
Highlights:Built in 2007 and located in Rockport’s most desirable neighborhood, this beautiful home offers views of the water from nearly every room along with a front porch that overlooks Sandy Bay. Over half an acre of professionally landscaped property offers summer breezes and amazing sunsets. The chef’s kitchen, open floor plan, office with amazing views and energy efficiency are just a few reasons you should make this your next home.
Which dream home is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.