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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The $500 million dollar jackpot is Powerballâ€™s largest prize in its history.
No doubt, winning such a substantial amount of money would be life-changing. What would a person do with that amount of money?
The Post & Mail asked Facebook followers that question. Of course the plan would include suddenly becoming debt free, but Krista Eber said she would invest in the community.
â€śI would have Burnsworth Pool upgraded and enclosed for the school system to use. Iâ€™d by new band uniforms,â€ť said Eber. â€śI would donate to getting a community theater started.â€ť
Thinking out of a generous heart, Nancy Fenker said, she would contribute some of her winnings to church and charity.
â€śWe would pay off our current bills then give the rest away,â€ť said Fenker.
Carmen Fitzpatrick said she will be buying a ticket. If she were to win, the millions would be used to purchase a house and a car.
â€śIâ€™d put back money for the grandchlidren and make sure my family is well taken care of,â€ť said Fitzpatrick. â€śAfter that, I will choose the charities to help out.â€ť
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