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What would you do if you won the $550 million Powerball jackpot?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 28, 2012

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“ I would buy as much undeveloped land as possible and ensure its safety for perpetuity. ”

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“ I would travel and help a lot of people.”

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“ Buy an apartment in Manhattan, New York, not Manhattan, Kansas.”

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“ Pay off student loans — mine, my brothers and all my friends.”

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Katara 1 year, 4 months ago

I'd start here and fill as many requests as possible. http://www.donorschoose.org/

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Blessed4x 1 year, 4 months ago

There are definitely some people that I would like to buy and set on fire. Wait, can I do that? Ahhh, with that much money, you can just about do anything you want.

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tange 1 year, 4 months ago

What wouldn't I do?!

/ ok, yeah, most things

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blue73harley 1 year, 4 months ago

I could finally afford that divorce!

But since I didn't win...just kidding dear...honest....

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grammaddy 1 year, 4 months ago

New houses and cars for the kids and college funds for the grands.Donate a boatload to USD 497 for books and other learning materials or raises for the teachers, NOT the sports facilities.

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patkindle 1 year, 4 months ago

give it all to the city of lawrence and usd497 so i could see how quick they could blow it

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gccs14r 1 year, 4 months ago

Put it all on black. :)

Seriously, I'd travel for a couple of years, then probably get heavily involved in Habitat for Humanity. $125 million (lump sum after taxes) would buy a lot of housing for folks.

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mom_of_three 1 year, 4 months ago

I would pay off student loans, pay off my mortgage and then donate the house, buy a house in the country, buy a new truck for the hubby, a vacation condo in the Colorado mountains... and set up some money to pay for my kids' (and future grandkids) schooling and a scholarship fund for all my nieces and nephews. AND take a vacation somewhere or two! and retire to do things that I want to do.

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dajudge 1 year, 4 months ago

Probably have a heart attack and die.

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Tony Kisner 1 year, 4 months ago

I would act like I am better than everyone. Buy more stuff especially shiney stuff. I would buy new shocks too but brag about how mine are better than yours.

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autie 1 year, 4 months ago

Lindsay can suck it. Oh, nevermind. But by God Roy D. Mercer is dead. That is a travesty. Terrible, terrible thing.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 4 months ago

How can you all sit there reading this when Lindsay Lohan got arrested again?! Free Lindsay!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 4 months ago

I won the lottery 27 years ago when I met the spousal unit.
Just sayin.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 4 months ago

I sure as hell wouldn't be here making lame comments.

I'd buy a round of biscuits and gravy for everyone

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rockchalker52 1 year, 4 months ago

Might get a paste factory & a new pair of scissors for merrill, maybe a lifetime supply of lead for RoeDapple, although half a billion only goes so far...

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Phoghorn 1 year, 4 months ago

I would put my trousers on one leg at a time.

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prospector 1 year, 4 months ago

I would buy my own happy hour at the brewery.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 4 months ago

"That is not a bad answer at all..... I would love to own a sports team, would prefer football but not sure that would buy a football team and have some left over...." Babboy

The Chiefs are worth a billion dollars according to Forbes. I think they were middle of the road worth.

First, I'd pay a lot of taxes. After that I'd pay my debts. Then I'd buy some Pappy Van Winkle and think about what to do next. Probably get new shocks on the truck.

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g_rock 1 year, 4 months ago

I wont $2.....I may buy a soda. But if I won the big pig....I would become a professional international beach bum and cocktail tester.

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autie 1 year, 4 months ago

I would also buy spacehog a new guitar. And a Jimi Hendrix blacklight poster.

I would make a point for BBOY but he would only hear blah, blah blah..

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 4 months ago

Take my family and friends for a game of bowling.
Then I would privately fund the Kansas Children's Initiative.

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BABBOY 1 year, 4 months ago

I would move out of Kansas. I would take anyone in my family that wants to go but my Mom is stubborn and would probably stay in here in red neckvile.

I would be done with work.

I would hire the best PGA teaching pro and try to play golf on the Sr Tour. I am 47 so I might try to get PGA tour first because it is easier then to get on the old boy tour if you have PGA card. (not that I thought about this before or anything)

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autie 1 year, 4 months ago

I would take my friends on a pheasant hunting trip someplace with a fancy lodge and people to fetch and clean...etc. Then later we would all go to Canada for a lake trout fest.

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JJE007 1 year, 4 months ago

Basically, I'm just going to walk the earth.

I will be known as the Kung Fu Dough Boy

...and I will Kill Bills all over the planet.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 4 months ago

Bribe LJWorld to free the blogs.

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Liberty275 1 year, 4 months ago

I'd go spend time with my new friends.

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Andini 1 year, 4 months ago

And buy the Oread to tear it down and rebuild the crossing and yello sub buildings.

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