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Powerball jackpot: What would you buy?

The Powerball jackpot is up to $500 million for tonight’s drawing.

No matter whether you buy a ticket or not, everybody that hears that just stops and wonders: what would I do with that kind of money?

Here at the Daily Item, there’s an office pool and we’re dreaming big!

Here’s my list:

  • Pay off my student loans, plus my older sister’s and my boyfriend’s.
  • Buy a car that is less than 10 years old. I’ve never had one of those.
  • Start a college fund for my younger sister.
  • Buy a 3-D television
  • Splurge on something. I don’t know what yet, but then again, I’ve never been able to walk into a store and buy everything.

It’s a list of things I dream of being able to afford, but likely never will.

What would you do if you hit the jackpot? What would you buy?

And check out fellow reporter Rick Dande’s lottery blog, Lottery Moments, full of stories about winners, odds and more!

Bonus photos: Lottery tickets ornaments

Saturday I visited the Short Stop market near Selinsgrove to talk with store manager Mary Spicer, who transforms used lottery tickets into works of art for a good cause.

Here’s some bonus photos of her creations, which benefit the Needy Family Fund.

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