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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.”


Liberty275 5 years, 3 months ago

I'd go spend time with my new friends.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 3 months ago

I would bribe people to read my latest blog, Name That Baby. Hey, you could afford a lot of children with that kind of money, I mean to say, you could adopt a whole village of kids from the Congo.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years, 3 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.

Phoghorn 5 years, 3 months ago

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

Terry Sexton 5 years, 3 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...

Tony Kisner 5 years, 3 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.

dajudge 5 years, 3 months ago

Probably have a heart attack and die.

mom_of_three 5 years, 3 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.

gccs14r 5 years, 3 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.

patkindle 5 years, 3 months ago

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

Maddy Griffin 5 years, 3 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.

Blessed4x 5 years, 3 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.

Katara 5 years, 3 months ago

I'd start here and fill as many requests as possible.

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