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What Would You Do With $320 Million?

Money-PowerballSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –Powerball fever is so high, even those who can’t gamble yet already have big plans for what they’d do with $320 million. “I’d get clothes, buy myself a mansion, get a hot tub,” laughed 9-year-old Justin Hicks. “I’ll get a Ferrari, I’ll get my haircut, I’ll get my ears pierced, and then I’ll get a tattoo,” 9-year-old Brandon Callahan echoed.

Those who have bought tickets would be philanthropic with their winnings. “I would probably build the biggest building I could build, shelter all needy, hire a staff, put them to work, and make sure everybody gets a chance at life,” Giuseppe D’arco, said.

While some would choose to wipe out college loans, “The first thing I would do is pay off my college,” American International College student Lydia Yohannes said.

Even after all of that money, others would still continue their education. “Absolutely, education is important,” chimed Megan Navone.

With a jackpot of this magnitude, even lotto dealers have to get in the game. “I’m hoping for the big hit, because I get a commission if someone hits it here. So I hope I get lucky too. Whatever it is, it’s more than what I have now,” Buckeye Brothers Smoke Shop Owner David Glantz chuckled.

Glantz says he usually sees a last minute rush, but he’ll also buy a ticket. According to him, that’s all you need. “I think you have just as much a shot as buying 1 ticket or 100. If you happen to hit it, to be there with the right numbers. So i think 1 ticket is just as good as 100,” he said.

If no one wins this time around, Glantz thinks the prize could balloon to over $500 million.

Tonight’s jackpot is the 6th largest in history.

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