The writers here at RedSoxLife were sitting around the coffee machine today talking about the Powerball jackpot, as most of America has been doing all this week at work.
We are no different and with the jackpot at somewhere north of $1.5 billion dollars it is getting into the range where one could maybe buy our favorite baseball team.
This got me to thinking. What could a serious fan do with $1.5 billion dollars as it relates to the Red Sox?
Now we need to put a few things into perspective first before we let our mind run ravage with ideas of buying the Boston Red Sox should we win the lottery tonight:
- To be fair, the winner who takes the cash lump sum would only get around $930 million according to ABC News.
- Forget about buying the Red Sox with your winnings, while Forbes put a $1.5 billion dollar value on the Red Sox in early 2014, in 2015 they valued the Red Sox at $2.1 billion dollars.
- In six states you can't even play Powerball; Utah, Nevada, Mississippi, Hawaii, Alaska and Alabama.
- In a fun look at the odds of winning tonight, MLB shows that the odds of Bartolo Colon hitting an in-the-park home run are 1 in 39,622 and the odds of you winning the lottery are 1 in 292,000,000.
Here are a few of the better ones that came up, in no particular order.
I would also take out to dinner one player per night and discuss how they feel about how's the season is going, the chemistry the team has, etc.
Finally, I would reduce ticket and beer prices."
valued by Forbes at $3.2 billion dollars.
So what would I do?
I would not want to buy the Red Sox, I would rather have a nice beach house and live on an island, get a private jet, buy a box at Fenway, and never miss a game again! That's not asking too much is it?
What would you do in relation to the Red Sox if you held the winning lottery ticket tonight?
Post a comment or via twitter @erics_redsox with your thoughts.
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