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Potential Powerball winners ask million dollar question

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Five winning numbers and one Powerball equal a very lucky winner come Wednesday night.

The winner will walk away with $425 million, the largest in Powerball's history.  Their website says the prize has a cash value of $278.3 million.

It is a life-changing amount.  It is safe to say all ticket holders are asking that million dollar question: what would I do with all that money?

"I bought five of them.  What am I going to do with the money? I'm going to move out of Houston.  That's what I'm going to do," one person said, walking away with several tickets in hand.

"Well, I'm going to take a trip to the Bahamas and probably the rest of the world," another person said.

You might want to hold off those trips.  Mathematicians say the odds of getting struck by lightning are much higher than seeing the Powerball prize.

"Umm, I'm gonna give it to my family.  Just travel and invest it," one person said.

If you are lucky, chances are you'll have to share your winnings.  For example, if you take 23 random people, there is a 50:50 chance at least two will have the same birthday.  Basically, the more tickets sold, the greater the odds.

For only $2, you too can dream big.  The executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association expects they will see around $214 million in ticket sales for Wednesday's drawing.

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