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Lottery Luxury: What To Do With Your Powerball Winnings

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Long lines are forming at convenience stores, with one thing on everyone's mind... $500-million! That's what the Powerball jackpot is at right now. There's still one more day left of buying tickets, but if you win... What could you buy with your winnings?

Grab your rabbits foot. And cross your fingers. Because $2 can buy you a ticket that could change your life!

NDSU student, Aunnie Meier says, "I'd probably go on a rampage for a while."

NDSU President Dean Bresciani says, "I think I'd go away and hide for a little while."

Mischelle Haggerty of Hawley syas, "I'd probably work part time."

The Powerball has rolled over 16 times, and reached a record 500-million dollars! But after all the taxes... A lump cash value in North Dakota brings you to 232.5-million, and in Minnesota, 221.8-million. So, what could you do with all that cash?

First off, if you're looking for a venue for your lottery winning party, try the FargoDome. You could buy it, twice.

Chris Geis of Fargo says, "It'd be a big party, but it would be on the hush hush and it would go for a couple years."

You could buy a Mercedes Benz SL 550 for everyone in my home town of Hallock, Minnesota, also twice.

"Buy myself a private lake somewhere and build myself a home," says Geis.

If you're in the giving mood, at $2.50 a pop, you could buy 88,725,400 meals at the Salvation Army.

Nicholas Helgason of Hankinson says, "Donate a bunch of it. I don't need that type of money, I guess. I'm perfectly content with what I got."

Michelle Brekke of Fargo says, "Definitely would give to charities. Rescue all the homeless pets."

Or you could buy tuition for more than 36,000 students in North Dakota.

NDSU Student Bailey Sullivan says, "I'd probably cover my tuition and still have enough to go shopping."

But your odds of being able to buy all these nice things are, well, actually pretty bad. You've got a 1 in 175-million chance. So get out your lucky charm, and good luck!

An estimated 60% of lottery ticket sales will actually happen tomorrow (Wednesday). The drawing is tomorrow night at 9:59 PM.

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