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What would you buy with the Powerball jackpot?

There's more than one billion dollars total up for grabs between tonight and Tuesday, with the PowerBall Saturday night and the Mega Millions drawing next week. What would you do if you won all that money?
There's more than one billion dollars total up for grabs between tonight and Tuesday, with the PowerBall Saturday night and the Mega Millions drawing next week. What would you do if you won all that money?

Going into Saturday, there was over $1 billion total up for grabs between Saturday’s Powerball drawing and the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday.

But what about purchasing something? You have plenty of options.

“I hope that I win,” said lottery player Lindsay Faber. “It could be me. I would put a down payment on a house, if not pay for the whole house, I guess with that amount of money.”

The Mega Millions jackpot is at $850 million before taxes, while the Powerball jackpot was at $640 million.

There are many things that a person can buy, like a private island to party or just take a quick vacation.

Or if you love Shad Khan’s yacht, you could buy one just like it for $200 million.

With millions of millionaires in the world you wouldn’t be alone.

“Lottery can change the future, you know,” said Jay Patel, owner R&R Discount Beverage. “You can try your luck. It just costs you a couple dollars.”

There are a million and one people things you can do if you win the jackpot, but the biggest problem would probably be saving money as a new millionaire.

Historically, some that find instant wealth spend the money as quickly as they get it.


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