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Powerball Fever

February 19, 2014, 5:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

Powerball Fever

So you're saying there's a chance. The odds of winning tonight's $400 million Powerball jackpot are 1 and 175 million. But that isn't stopping people from lining up for a chance to become South Dakota's next multi-millionaire.

Spring is in the air and so is Powerball fever.   

Dave Top slipped on the ice at work yesterday and fractured his elbow. He hopes his luck is about to change, so he never has to work again.

"Probably retirement, but who know if $400 million will cover me by the time I retire," Top said. 

His friend Cory Metzger would retire, buy a lake home, and spread the wealth.

"Probably help out the family and friends in the area, make sure I don't leave anyone out, probably more money than I could spend in a lifetime," Metzger said.

Melisa Lund is on the phone with her fiance who is helping her pick what they hope will be the winning numbers for a money-filled matrimony.

Don: You have a wedding to pay for?
Melisa: Sometime.
Don: Don't know when yet?
Melisa: No.
Don: But you were on the phone with your fiance?
Melisa: Yeah.
Don: $400 million dollars would come in pretty handy wouldn't it?
Melisa: Yeah, yeah.

While most have big dreams of how they'll pamper themselves, we found one Sioux Falls woman who has other plans if she wins the jackpot.

"I was taking my papers out and they had an article about The Pantry, you know needing more food, they're doing that beautiful Good Shepherd Center, they probably could use money there, my church, we are going to try and build a home for boys in Africa, children need a home, because their parents have abandoned them, they'd be really delighted if I won," Mary McQuillen said.

Check out the South Dakota Powerball page.

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