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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If the lines at your favorite convenience store seem a little longer today, it's probably because the Mega Millions jackpot has gone way up.
Pricilla Love of Albany is like many people in Southwest Georgia when it comes to playing the lottery. When does she play? "When it gets big...or when I remember," she said.
And Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot got big. Very big. $146 million dollars to be exact. If she won, what would Priscilla buy?
A "new car, new house," she said.
Did she say a car? How about seeing the 2009 BMW 6 series in your driveway this holiday season. Loaded with all of the features that the discriminating driver could want, it can yours for a mere $90,000...and some loose change. So what else?
(I'd) "probably buy my daughter a home," she said.
Housing prices are down a bit, but you could certainly afford the best. In fact, with the average home price in Albany, you could afford to buy 1,480 houses. But there's one thing that Priscilla doesn't want.
"No, no I don't want my own jet," she said.
While some potential Mega Millions winners might buy themselves a fancy car or some big house; this reporter has something special in mind.
One tricked out weather station. One that could not tell me how warm it was right now, but one that could tell me what it will be two weeks from Tuesday. Priscilla has one hope for the lucky winner.
"Well, I hope whoever wins does spend it wisely," she said.
Now that's good advice. Good luck Priscilla, and to everyone else out there too.
The lottery offers winners two ways to collect your big check.
You can get $98 million in one lump sum, or you can take a mere $5.6 million annually over 26 years.