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8/28/07

Lubbockites Hoping To Cash In On $250 Million Jackpot

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 175,711,536, but that's not stopping Lubbockites from dropping a buck or two on the dream.

"There is a $250 million lottery ticket," said Bobby Roberts of Lubbock.

People across Lubbock, and in the 12 states that you can play Mega Millions, are rushing buy their tickets before the Tuesday night deadline. And what people might do with the money varies person to person.

"I won't quit work but I won't take my boss near as seriously," said Roberts.

"I'll go on vacation and I promise you it will be permanent," said another excited Lubbockite.

"You could do so much good with it. You could do just so many things, it's unlimited," said another Lubbockite.

It's not quite unlimited but here's to give you an idea of how much it is, if you took 250 million $1 bills and laid them on top of each other face to face. It would grow to more than 83,000 feet into the sky!

Now the Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall so it is 66 Empire State Buildings stacked end to end. And Mt. Everest stands 29,035 feet into the sky so that's almost three Mt. Everests tall.

But it's not quite as far as the moon. In fact, it's not even close. 83,000 feet is nearly 15.75 miles and the moon is 238,900 miles from Earth. But it's still a heck of a lot of money!

"$250 million and I was thinking it's not that. It's a quarter of a billion dollars. That's a lot! That's a lot of cookies!" said Roberts.

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