Just about everyone dreams of taking home a huge jackpot when playing the lottery. Hell, I get excited when I win my money back on a scratch off ticket. The latest Powerball jackpot is giving me reason to stop by a convenience store and pick up a ticket. So what would I do if I could win that huge Powerball jackpot?

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Winning a huge lottery jackpot can certainly make some daydream a lot. I decided to daydream for a moment with how I would spend the six figure jackpot using only some of our great East Texas owned businesses.

Stop By Don's TV and Appliance

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I would need a couple, or ten, TV's for the game room I would have. In this game room would be multiple PlayStation 5 systems, a pool table, and possibly a foosball table, from Big Mike's Billiards in Tyler. I would also pick up several of those Arcade1Up machines.

Have Lola's Handcrafted Kitchen Cater My Lottery Winning Party

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This is a hard working, locally owned restaurant that serves some really good food. There would be Kicked-Up Chips Vol.1 and Vol. 2 on the table for all to enjoy. Probably a selection of their burgers, too.

Find a Local Builder to Build a House with a Moat

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East Texas is full of great real estate agents and great home builders. I would sit down and plan out my dream home complete with a moat around it. Gotta have a way to keep out my mortal enemies.

Get My Dream Car, a 1979 Volkswagon Beetle

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Yes, that little car with four on the floor using the full extent of those 80 horses to zip through traffic. My first car was a 1973 Bug. I would love to have one again. I know of a couple of local shops that could build me one.

Give to Some Local Charities and My Childhood Church

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There are some great charitable organizations in East Texas like P.A.T.H., East Texas Crisis Center, Hope Haven of East Texas and many more that I would love to help. My childhood church in Lindale would get a donation, too.

So yeah, this is just a short list from my daydreaming session about winning the Powerball jackpot. As of this writing (January 4, 12:17 p.m.), the Powerball jackpot sits at $575 million, the 9th largest in the game's history. Between now and Wednesday, that number will very likely get bigger.

Have some fun and pick up a ticket with a few numbers and see how you do. Then do some daydreaming of your own of what you would do with your winnings.

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