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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 are wondering what any of you would do will all that money.

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.

TTTT November 28, 2012 at 06:30 PM
But I really think they should rethink this kind of payout - and redo it for a limited dollar amount and spread the joy among numerous winners. Who needs that kind of money? Really?! Give out 50 $10million prizes or even a bunch of $1million prizes. Or make it a 50/50 deal with the winner obligated to GIVE AWAY half to legitimate causes in this country ........
Big Dog November 28, 2012 at 08:24 PM
let me guess...you voted for Obama.
Eastend50 November 28, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Well, if you choose the one lump sume payment you lose over 200 million off the bat. Then there is tax on the remaiming 300 million, so there goes another 100 million. Before you receive your check, you have lost well over 300 million to begin with. What would I do with the money? Probably get some dental implants!

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