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Take a trip, buy a house, quit their job – $970 million jackpot prompts players to dream

The drawing, which rose from $667 million on Tuesday (October 16) when no one had the lucky six numbers, will take place on Friday at 11 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT Saturday). Powerball will hold a separate drawing on Saturday (October 20) for an estimated $430 million jackpot.

The potential winnings are so large that many stores saw was steady stream of people eager to buy tickets.

While some players fantasized about spending their winnings on a trip to Tahiti, others said they’d pay off their debt. Others said they’d use a portion of the debt to buy a house.

qin traffic into stores to buy tickets had plans for spending only a small fraction of the fortune.

Winner will have the choice to either take a lump sum of $548 million or $970 million paid out over 29 years.

While some said they’d like to ‘play Santa’ and give gifts to their friends, others fantasized about quitting their jobs.”

Brian Miller said he’d thank his boss and then “retire instantly.”

It was a sentiment echoed by many including Geralette Foreman-Mason who added, “I would give them two weeks notice.”

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