What if you won the Mega Millions? We asked people in the area the same question


We’ve been telling you about it, the Mega Millions is at a record-setting $1 billion. The drawing goes off at 11 p.m. Friday night.

We talked to people around the Valley about how they play and what they would do with all that money.

A few people were testing out their luck to see if they can be the lucky winner for the Mega Millions jackpot.

Six lucky numbers, that’s all it takes. Some people tell us they can’t believe the jackpot is so high.

“I’ve never seen it this high and I’ve worked in retails for a lot of years, but I’ve never seen it this high,” said Robin Carter from Champion.

“It’s a whoooole lot,” said Linda Churchwell from Champion.

$1 billion and rising, Stacy Larson works at Champion Covenient Mart, she tells us one of her everyday customers has a special way to play.

“We also have a lady, her father just passed, one of our regular customers… he passed about a month ago, she continues to play his set of numbers,” Larson said.

Other people we talked to say they usually go with random picks and if it’s meant to happen, it will happen.

But the big question, what would you do with $1 billion?

Larson said she thinks she might retire.

“I would take care of my family, I would definitely buy me a home,” Carter said.

Some just want to give back.

“I would help a lot of people… especially St. Jude’s Cancer Hospital. I would definitely make a donation there,” said Donna Long from Champion.

“What would I do? I’d give it away… all of it,” Churchwell said.

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