$500 MILLION: Locals dream of winnings

COLUMBIA CITY — The $500 million dollar jackpot is Powerball’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.“I would have Burnsworth Pool upgraded and enclosed for the school system to use. I’d by new band uniforms,” said Eber. “I would donate to getting a community theater started.”Thinking out of a generous heart, Nancy Fenker said, she would contribute some of her winnings to church and charity. “We would pay off our current bills then give the rest away,” 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. “I’d put back money for the grandchlidren and make sure my family is well taken care of,” said Fitzpatrick. “After that, I will choose the charities to help out.”For a more in depth look at this story, see the Nov. 28 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.