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What Would You Do With $325 Million?

Leave a comment below to tell us what you would do if you won Saturday's Powerball jackpot.

What would you do with $325 million?

That’s the question this week as the Powerball jackpot for Saturday has climbed to $325 million—the fourth-highest total in the lottery game’s history.

Powerball is played in 42 states, including Michigan, along with Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands.

Michigan residents have until 10 p.m. Saturday to buy a Powerball ticket from a lottery retailer and enter the drawing, which will take place at 10:59 p.m.

Do you plan to buy a Powerball ticket? More importantly, what would you do with all the money if you won?

Leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

John Hetzler November 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
No one matched all the numbers in Saturday's drawing, meaning the jackpot could grow to as high as $425 million, according to the Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-powerball-1126-20121125,0,5141637.story
Rich November 25, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Well then, now it's finally worth me buy a ticket! The cash payout - after taxes - would leave 'only' around $100,000,000. I don't think that's enough to do much with (ha-ha-ha). I agree with most of the former comments about helping others truly in need. I just want to be able to live reasonably comfortable (and my kids too).
Megan November 26, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Exactly what I'd do!
LugNut November 26, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Rich; the cash option is $278.3 million before taxes. Assuming a top rate of 35%, the after tax payout would be about $180 million.
Gary LaPointe November 27, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I cannot fathom what I would do with all of that much money. A few things in mind. Some big checks to the shelters and crisis centers where I've volunteered. To schools where I've worked and attended. Personally, I love it in Costa Rica, I'd find a place for me to live during the cold months and sponsor more than few schools technologically (and in whatever other ways they say they needed things). I'm sure a few other foundations would be created too! None of my friends or relatives would have to worry about college or technology for their kids. Big extended family vacations every few years. I can't imagine that most of that would even begin to touch the interest from that much money...

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