How to spend your Mega Millions winnings

If you’re lucky enough to hit the jackpot, here’s what you could spend it on around Portland.

English Oaks Estate is a $15 million mansion in Portland's Northwest Hills. It sits on 40 forested acres and has a spacious outdoor entertaining area with a large pool and refined landscaping.

Portland’s priciest listing comes with a mile of wooded trails and a rose garden modeled after Monet’s Garden at Giverny.

Round and round the small plastic balls go, six randomly selected from the maelstrom weighing no more than a feather but carrying the weight to change lives.

We can’t be the only ones who have daydreamed about winning the lottery, but our fantasizing is in overdrive ahead of the Mega Millions draw tonight. The jackpot sits at an estimated $875 million (with a $413.5 million cash option), the sixth-largest prize in the game’s history.

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m.

So just in case some of our lovely readers win big — can you blame us for laying it on thick? — we’ve got some ideas for how you could spend your newfound riches.

House in the hills

Wondering what Portland’s most expensive house looks like? Well, that title lies with a 7 bed, 10.5 bathroom mansion in Northwest Portland, listed at $15 million. English Oaks Estate sits on 40 forested acres with a pool and entertaining area where you could watch the sunset over the Tualatin Valley every night.

A medieval looking book with illustrations sits in a cradle at Powell's Rare Book Room.

Go to the Pearl Room information counter to secure a pass for the Rare Book Room, which is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

A new chapter

Are you a bibliophile and a history buff? For a mere $350,000, you could purchase Powell’s City of Books’ most valuable tome — the original 1814 Lewis and Clark Journals. Even if your pockets aren’t padded with paper stacks, you can still tour the Rare Book Room.

The view from Providence Parks' Tanner Ridge seating area shows an elevated view of the stadium and the tops of the hills in the distance. The Portland Thorns warm up for a game in the 2022 Women's International Champions Cup against Monterrey.

We’d be cheering on the Thorns every game from the Tanner Ridge seats — just look at that view.

Photo by Ben McBee, PDXtoday

Never miss a game

Although you wouldn’t quite have enough to buy the Portland Trail Blazers outright, courtside season tickets are easily in your budget at $72,025 for 43 games. Suites in Providence Park range from $3,000 to $10,000 for Timbers games, with Thorns field-level seats coming in at $3,800 for an annual membership.

By our calculations, you’ve still got a decent chunk of change left over. What are you buying if you win the lottery?

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