What Car Would You Buy if You Won Mega Millions?


The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has hit a record $500 million and it’s still growing. With just one more day before Friday’s drawing, plenty of people are standing in line to buy a ticket and dream a little about what they’d do if they won all that money.

The odds of winning the lottery are slim — 1 in 176 million, according to lottery officials — but it’s fun to think of what you’d buy if money were no object. We asked’s editorial department what car or cars they’d buy if they won the Mega Millions jackpot.

Patrick Olsen, Editor-in-Chief: Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

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David Thomas, Managing Editor: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Lindsay Bjerregaard, Multimedia Editor: Audi R8

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Joe Bruzek, Editor: 2012 Nissan GT-R

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Jennifer Geiger, KickingTires Editor: 2013 Audi S7

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Bill Jackson, Senior Research Editor: Mercedes-Benz E550 4Matic sedan and Subaru Impreza hatch

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Dave Lee, Editor: Ferrari 250GT California Spyder and a Mini

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Kelsey Mays, Industry Analyst: 1998-2003 BMW E39 M5

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Eric Rossi, Senior Multimedia Editor: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

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Chad Rubel, Production Editor: 2012 Nissan Leaf

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Evan Sears, Photographer: 1984 Olds Delta 88 and early ’60s Mercedes-Benz W110 or W111

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Mark Williams, Editor: Nearly everything under the sun

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  • “Fully reconditioned 1978 GMC Motorhome — nothing looked like this, and it used a  ridiculously silly front-wheel-drive big-block V-8 setup.”
  • “Would need a new Harley-Davidson 10th Anniversary Edition V-Rod — everyone needs a motorcycle.”
  • “The practical side of me would get a new Subaru Forester with all the options.”
  • “The not-so-practical side would get a Chevy Suburban 2500 4×4 with the 6.0-liter V-8.”
  • “For track days, I’d need a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 — no reason needed here.”
  • “I would also have to nicely ask the guys at Ram Truck to let me purchase the Long-Hauler concept truck for the 5th-wheel camper I’d need to purchase and my horse trailer. (Winning the lottery means I can breed quarter-horses.)”
  • “My last vehicle I would ‘need’ is the new Harley F-150 with the new super-smart BorgWarner transfer case.”
  • “The rest of the vehicles my wife can choose (which means she’d probably stay with the car she has).”

Tell us in the comments section which cars you’d buy if you won the Mega Millions jackpot.

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