• 11 things Pittsburghers could buy by winning the Mega Millions jackpot

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    Tuesday night’s Mega Million’s jackpot is worth $1.6 billion, with a cash payout of $904 million.  Here are 11 Pittsburgh-themed purchases you could make if you’re lucky enough to win:

    Terrible Towels

    The Pittsburgh Steelers' online shop lists a classic Terrible Towel for $9.95.  So you could buy you and your friends 90,854,271 of them.

    Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby Adidas Black Authentic Player Jerseys

    According to the NHL.com’s shop, an authentic black Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby player jersey goes for $224.99, so you could buy 4,017,956 of them.

    Part ownership of the Steelers

    Forbes estimates the Pittsburgh Steelers to be valued at $2.58 billion. So, if you and about two other people pitched in $904 million, you could be a part-owner of the team!


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    Ben Roethlisberger's Salary

    Ben Roethlisberger makes an average $21,850,000 a year.  With $904 million, you’d be able to pay him for the next 41 years - If he decides to play that long. 

    CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
    CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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    Season tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates 

    If you wanted to buy season tickets to the watch the Pittsburgh Pirates play and sit right behind home plate, Row A of the Lexus Club at PNC Park, at $20,572 per package, you could buy 43,943 of them.

    Bottles of Heinz Ketchup

    At $2.79 at Giant Eagle, you could stock up on 14oz glass bottles of Heinz Ketchup -- more than 324,014,336 of them. After all, what other brand of ketchup would you even think of buying?

    Primanti Bros. Sandwiches

    If you love Primanti’s Pitts-burgher cheesesteak, you could buy more than 122,327,469 of them. Each sandwich costs $7.39.

    Eat'n Park Smiley Cookies

    To satisfy your sweet tooth, you could stop by Eat'n Park to pick up more than 129,327,610 dozen Original Smiley Cookies. They cost $6.99 a dozen.

    Kennywood tickets

    Kennywood

    Many summer days could be spent at Kennywood if you win the Mega Millions.  At $49.99, more than 18,083,616 adult FunDay tickets could be purchased.

    Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruises

    How about spending the evening on the Gateway Clipper for the Captain’s Dinner Cruise? At $65 for an adult ticket, you could take 13,907,692 dinner cruises.  

    Duquesne Incline tickets

    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 08: A passenger car travels down the Duquesne Incline on September 8, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Duquesne Incline opened in 1877 and is used to carry up to 30 passengers at a time up and down Mt. Washington.
    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 08: A passenger car travels down the Duquesne Incline on September 8, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Duquesne Incline opened in 1877 and is used to carry up to 30 passengers at a time up and down Mt. Washington.
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    Adult round-trip tickets for the Duquesne Incline cost $5. You could make 180,800,000 trips!

    Pittsburgh to Philadelphia Turnpike cash tolls

    You could travel from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Turnpike more than 24,432,432 times. The cash toll when entering the Turnpike at 57-Pittsburgh and exiting at 326-Valley Forge costs $37.

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