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The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million, and the Mega Millions odds are even more stratospheric, around 1 in 303 million.

But someone has to win. Why can't that be you? Or me?

Let's say it's you. You'd want to do some smart spending with the money, and get a little stupid, too.

Here are the top 50 ways to use a lottery jackpot --- both practical and really out there --- as ranked by readers on Ranker. See if you can guess what's No. 1!

50. Meet billionaire Richard Branson

For the newly-minted millionaire looking for advice, spending a day with self-made gazillionaire and soon-to-be-cosmonaut Richard Branson could be just the ticket.

His advice: “Don’t waste your time trying to be normal.” Word.

Sir Richard Branson
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Hanging out with Sir Richard could be very inspiring.

49. Give your kid a 'small loan' — of a few million

The world’s most successful business magnates who "came from nothing" usually got some assistance from family along the way.

Helping your kid out is a generous way to use your millions. Just make sure she'll remember to thank you at her inauguration.

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Share the wealth with your kid.

48. Rebuild Puerto Rico

Your lottery winnings could go far if invested in Puerto Rico.

To counter the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, the island will need investors in education and to develop its own self-sustaining industries, like agriculture.

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The beleaguered people of Puerto Rico would welcome your help.

47. Pay to have the world's children join hands and sing

Do it in the spirit of peace! For their first number, I nominate Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World.”

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Arrange for an international singalong to spread harmony and peace.

46. Bankroll a military deferment for your kid

Is there a war coming? Frankly, it depends on who you ask.

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Keep your kid out of the line of fire.

45. Buy Twitter — and then shut it down

Tired of those tweets from you-know-who that put us all in a panic? Using your money to put an end to that might seem very appealing.

But the value of Twitter has lately been approaching $20 billion. A lottery jackpot in the hundreds of millions wouldn't be enough. You'd need a few billionaire friends to help you out.

Twitter symbol on table, with smartphone showing Donald Trump Twitter feed
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If you've had enough, you could try to use your winnings to do something.

44. Go all Cruella De Vil

If your post-win plans include a lot of plotting and evildoing, then you might be drawn to having a coat made from dalmatian puppies.

But this really does limit your color palette. May we suggest synthetic fur?


43. Fix the water supply in Flint, Michigan

Although the water in Flint has been deemed safe to drink after the 2015 contamination crisis, residents have been counseled to drink only bottled water until 2020.

So yes, Flint needs your help — and so do 32 other U.S. towns with unsafe amounts of lead and toxins in their water.

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Flint isn't the only community with water issues.

42. Pay to run the ASPCA for 10 years

The animals will thank you with lots of fluffy cuddles and wet-nosed kisses.

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Support the ASPCA and the critters will love you.

41. Retire to a life of cat-ranching

Make your meme a reality!

A modest investment is all it takes to set up a kitty wonderland complete with scratching sofas, sunning spots, perching shelves and a few perpetual-entertainment machines — aka ceiling fans dangling with cat lures.

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Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty.
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