$449 million ! What would you do with that kind of money? What couldn't you do with that kind of money. There is a possibility that someone could be facing those questions shortly after 10 PM this evening when the Mega Millions lottery drawing is held.

The Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot has continued to grow over the past few weeks and months and is now near an all time high for the game. The estimated jackpot at the time of tonight's drawing is $449 million dollars. Should you opt for the one time cash payment that would be a paltry $313 million in your pocket.

Let's take a look at what you could purchase with $449 million. If we're going to dream, let's dream big and let's dream Louisiana style.

For $449 million you could:

Buy the top ten most expensive homes in Louisiana and still have over $300 million in change.

Buy Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge including all the expensive seats and still have over $100 million in change.

Rent a horse drawn carriage in New Orleans and ride for almost 3 million hours.

Almost replace the I-10 Bridge over the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles, You'd need an extra million to pay for the fancy side rail.

Purchase 4 Superdome beers. No wait, you won't have that kind of money.

I am guessing you've got some better suggestions of what you might do with a financial windfall of $449 million. If you choose to play the Mega Millions tonight the drawing will be at 10 PM and you can purchase a ticket up until 9:45 local time.