SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – What would you do with all that money? That’s the question everyone stars asking every time a jackpot jumps over $200 million or so. Buy a billion cheeseburgers? A fleet of luxury cars? Come on people, think bigger.

Nobody hit the Powerball Jackpot Friday, meaning there’s an estimated $450 for the taking Wednesday. After you cash out the lump payout
(we’ll just pretend there are no taxes for now), you’re looking at about $304 million. If you’re a sports fan you have to be tempted to buy your favorite team and fix everything. But Can You? Probably not. According to Forbes, the cheapest NFL (Rams $930M), NBA (Bucks $600M) and MLB (Rays $485M) teams are still going to be way out of reach without some well-to-do partners. Which teams can you buy For $304 million? Here’s the list (all values via of Forbes):

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

New York Islanders
Current Value: $300 mil.

(Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

(Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Napoli
Current value: $296 mil.

*Napoli was rated as the 20th most valuable franchise in professional soccer. The only one on the list worth less than $304m.

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Buffalo Sabres
Current Value: $288 mil.

(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Nashville Predators
Current Value: $250 mil.

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)


St. Louis Blues
Current Value: $235 mil.

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Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Carolina Hurricanes
Current Value: $220 mil.

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Seattle Sounders
Current Value: $175

*The most expensive MLS franchise is well within your budget, but you could get several of the other American pro teams for less than a $100m, including…

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

San Jose Earthquakes
Value: $75 million

*The lone Bay Area team in your price range will cost you only about a quarter of your lottery winnings.

Comments
  1. I had never even considered that some of these sports teams were up for grabs. I happened to love the Rays although I could never afford the $485 million required to purchase them. This was still a fun article on how much some of the pro sports teams would cost to buy. Maybe if I score it big I’ll pick up the Nashville Predators or something.
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