Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated $1.58 billion, with a cash option of $783.3 million. Below are a few suggestions on where you can spend some of that money in Montgomery County if you happen to win the big one.
Splurge on Alcohol:
A bottle of The Balvenie 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (750mL) can be purchased from the Montgomery County ABS store at 12155 Darnestown Rd in Gaithersburg for $8,999.99. According to its website, “Using some of the rarest casks that have been carefully matured in Traditional American and European Oak in The Balvenie warehouses, Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE creates to craft a bold marriage of extraordinary character. Rich and refined; intense honeyed oak and rich fruit create a complex layer of sweetness and spice; then warm notes of ginger and citrus are revealed.”
Order an Expensive Steak:
The Tomahawk Ribeye from Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Downtown Crown (Gaithersburg) sells for $145, according to the restaurant’s website. Add an appetizer ($25), a few sides ($13 each), dessert ($11) and a cocktail, and you’re looking at over $200 per person. According to Ruth’s Chris, “the tomahawk steak is essentially a ribeye beef steak specifically cut with at least five inches of rib bone left intact. The extra-long, French trimmed bone utilizes the same culinary technique that shapes a rack of lamb. “Frenching” means trimming the bone of meat and fat to the point where it looks like a handle. This gives the steak its signature flavor and unique look, which resembles a Native American tomahawk axe (hence the name). It can also be referred to as a “tomahawk chop,” “bone-in ribeye,” and “cote du boeuf.”
Buy a New Home:
This home at 11543 Cushman Rd in North Bethesda is currently listed at $2,695,000 by Team Nurit/The Agency DC. “Prominently sited on a fantastic corner lot in the Old Georgetown Estates community of highly-sought after Luxmanor, this magnificent home awaits with six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, and a three-car garage. Enter the front door into a spacious foyer and feel yourself drawn into this home’s enchantment. Built on a grand scale yet intimate and warm, exquisite taste radiates throughout this stunning home with Craftsman construction exuding quality and attention to fine architectural detail. The open and airy floor plan is ideal.
Enjoy parties, intimate gatherings, and silent retreats all within your own home. Living and dining spaces of palatial size are enhanced by bright southern exposure, large windows, and abundant recessed lighting, and provide ideal spaces for all manners of gatherings. To the left of the entrance is a large study well suited for hybrid or work-from-home professionals. The fully appointed kitchen is perfect for preparing gourmet meals with its granite countertops, built-in appliances, waterfall island, a second deep sink, six burner gas range, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry, and ample storage for all your culinary endeavors. The resplendent family room has coffered ceilings and a gas fireplace for your enjoyment.”
Note: Team Nurit is a sponsor of The MoCoShow.
Plan a Spa Day:
A full day at the Woodhouse Spa in Gaithersburg (217 Ellington Blvd) or North Bethesda (2 Paseo Dr) will leave you feeling like a brand new person. Options at the spa include a Holistic Body Detox ($225), HydraFacial Keravive
($500), Meditative Mood Soak ($205) and Brazillian Wax ($95). According to their website, “Welcome to the Woodhouse Spa, here in North Bethesda, Maryland. The ultimate full-service luxury spa, with over 6,000 square feet and eighteen treatment stations including a soaking room and Vichy shower, the spa offers rejuvenating and results-oriented spa services to provide its guests with the utmost relaxation. Our North Bethesda spa is a popular place for a luxurious getaway, offering over 70 stress-relieving, soothing services including the Woodhouse Signature: Holistic Minkyti facial and the Woodhouse Signature: Calming Retreat, in addition to body treatments, sleep treatments, manicures and pedicures. We are honored to have been voted again Bethesda’s Best Day Spa of 2021 and cannot wait for you to experience the personal transformation that awaits.”
Purchase a New Car:
A brand new Cayenne E-Hybrid Turbo S will cost you $205,000 at Porsche Bethesda (11990 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda). According to Porsche, “The standard features of the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Base include 3.0L V-6 455hp hybrid gas intercooled turbo engine, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, POSIP side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, Porsche Traction Management (PTM) ABS and driveline traction control.”
While there are dozens of jewelers in Montgomery County, Crown Jewelers at Wheaton Mall (11160 Veirs Mill Rd Suite 202) was the choice of controversial ex-NFL player Antonio Brown when he was in the area last year. According to Crown’s website, “Crown Jewelers is a Fine Gold and Diamond jewelry store, specializing in custom jewelry design. We can create any piece imaginable utilizing GIA certified Diamonds. Embrace Your Royalty with Crown Jewelers.”
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Make a Donation:
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center provides a quick and easy guide to navigate local organizations that accept donations. Learn more at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/Donations.html
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