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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 Smithtown, 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're 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.

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littleShamrock November 29, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Treat the special people in my life by paying their bills, paying for their cancer treatments and making a whole bunch of homeless kids have the shelter they need and give the parents a leg up. .
George November 29, 2012 at 01:52 PM
After buying all the crap my family will insist is necessary I would like to create some real jobs!
littleShamrock November 29, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I wouldn't even buy the crap, George. I would open an account that they can access if and when they reach 100 and when they dont, you get it all back. Maybe that would give a goal to these young people. I love the idea of creating jobs!

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