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 Long Island, 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 are 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.

Rich Arleo November 28, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Here is what some readers are saying on Facebook: Maria F Pereira Machado said, "Help a lot of people who are suffering due to Hurricane Sandy." Suzanne Bahnken Cloke added, "besides the obvious 'taking-care-of-my-friends-and-family' I would also assist the South Shore of LI. As a marine insurance agent I'm seeing a lot of denied claims (homeowners, auto) because they didn't have the proper coverage and most people will not be able to get back to 'normal' without further assistance..." Janine Pisano-Record wrote, "help us get my husband through nursing school!! and pay off the house..help a few friends!"
K. November 28, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Buy 500,000,000 Scratch-Offs.
Justin Time November 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Well, i certainly wouldnt give it to relatives.
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