Chances are you're not going to win the $1.5 billion jackpot up for grabs at tonight's Powerball drawing, but it's fun to dream, right? If you do win you will certainly need a home upgrade, an extra home or two, or even a compound to share with your best friends and family. We're here to help: here's six gorgeous houses you should consider buying with your winnings. If you do win, please remember that we gave you the idea.
↑ If you become a billionaire you have to buy the most expensive home in New Orleans just because. You'd have plenty enough room for your newly acquired possessions in this home's 10,516 square-feet, 7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. Asking price: $7,999,000
↑ This French Quarter mansion is the stuff dreams are made of. The 6,319 square-foot beauty serves up so much New Orleans grandeur. Asking price: $2,400,000
↑ As a newly minted billionaire you definitely need a boat, and when you get a boat you need a fancy penthouse near your marina. We vote for this penthouse on Lake Pontchartrain. Asking price: $1,200,000
↑ When you're rich, you're going to want to have frequent pool parties and invite all your fair-weather friends (you might want to institute a "no new friends" policy after your win, just to be safe). We dream of pool parties at this Garden District Victorian that has a terrace, screened porch, outdoor kitchen, and plenty backyard space. Asking price: $2,795,000
↑ Why stop at one home when you can have four (plus a commercial kitchen)? Your friends and family are going to want to get in on your wealth, and this is the best way to do it. This Marigny compound could be your bestie row but in a better location. Asking price: $3,385,000