A New Jersey-style shopping list for the Powerball winner

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Posted: May 09, 2016 12:41 PM

Oh, the things you could buy if you hit Saturday night's $430 million Powerball jackpot. The lone winning ticket was purchased in Trenton, so here's what a New Jersey-style shopping list might look like:

—SEE SPRINGSTEEN IN EUROPE: Native New Jersey son Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band just wrapped up a 37-show American tour and are now setting out for 11 weeks in Europe. Badlands Travel, which helps travelers see concerts around the globe, can get you tickets and hotel rooms for most of the shows for a total of about $10,000.

—PAY OFF THE GOVERNOR'S CAMPAIGN DEBT: Donald Trump next week is hosting a $200 per person fundraiser for Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who left his own presidential campaign more than $400,000 in debt.

—DON'T JUST GO TO A CASINO, BUY ONE: Florida developer Glenn Straub purchased the shuttered Revel casino for $82 million last year. But seeing how he has yet to re-open it, perhaps you could get a deal and turn it into your own 57-story oceanfront villa.

—OR BUY AN AIRPORT: The first aviation facility in the world to be called an "airport" is up for sale in Atlantic City. The city skipped on an offer of $800 million eight years ago and is now hoping to get at least $150 million for Bader Field.

—HOW ABOUT A HOUSE IN FLORIDA: The move of one billionaire hedge fund manager from New Jersey to Florida got so much attention recently that lawmakers are calling for rewriting tax laws. If the Powerball winner followed David Tepper to Florida, where there is no income or estate tax, there are a handful of multimillion-dollar oceanfront estates are available near Trump's Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago resort.