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How Would You Spend the $500 Million Powerball Jackpot?

Let us know how such a large sum of money would change your life.

Lottery fever is sweeping across Long Island, with Wednesday's Powerball jackpot now above $500 million.

But while locals are rushing to get their tickets before the 10:59 p.m. drawing, we're wondering what any of you would do will all that money.

We asked Southampton Patch's fans on Facebook what they would do.

Wendy said, "I would help all my friends who helped me out in the 49 yrs I have been on this wonderful planet. then donate to charities that i seem to be doing the work for the cause not the MONEY...."

DanTeresa said, "Help as many people who lost so much during the Hurricane Sandy!"

Darren said, "Create a big corporation. I like to stay busy.

Krystyna said, "For us — a long over due vacation, buy the house we are in and whatever else we need for it and a new car. A real retirement home for my parents somewhere that they both can enjoy. Open my dream gym/ fitness facility that I did my thesis on but updated with our current technology, day care and cater to real people that work for a living, fit or not, young to retired++, with or without health issues."

Share your ideas in the comment stream below.

And for a little extra perspective, check out this Associated Press report published Wednesday about past winners and what cautions they have for the next crop of lotto millionaires.

BonBon November 28, 2012 at 06:51 PM
1. pay off my college loans, and my sisters. 2. to repay my parents for everything they've done, pay off their debt. 3. help my family with thier debt. 4. new cars for the family! 5. have the money to start my business on the east end of long island, HAHA 6. Invest, And continue college, not in new hampshire. 7. Try my hardest to let winning the lotto drastically chance my life.
christie nicolle November 29, 2012 at 06:05 PM
send it to Republicans to impeach Obama... my gift to save America!

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