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What would you do with $1 billion?

The odds are long, but the Mega Millions' jackpot of $1.6 billion now stands as the largest in U.S. history. 

With the the next drawing at 11 p.m. Tuesday, many are asking: What would you do if you won? 

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“Buy a Disney cruise ship!!!!”

Jason Berkowitz , Setauket

Give it all to charity.

Charles Reichert , Fort Salonga

I would pay off Suffolk’s deficit.

Liz Pearsall, Babylon

I would pay for the first year of college for my grandson.

Harv lehman, Lynbrook

Disappear. Completely.

Herb Hesse, Holbrook

I would help my family and friends, with any debt they have.

Rich Palacios, Medford

Live well, donate most, relax without the worries of bills.

Diana Smith, huntington

I would buy an Olympic sized swimming pool.

Nick Johnson , Farmingville

Build Homes for Wounded Warriors using new start up companies - after I leave my job :)

Michele Sp., Huntington

I would set up a trust to provide assistance to my family for generations.

Frank Randazzo , Ronkonkoma

I would share with my 5 siblings, so we all could retire!

Tony DiCostanzo, Dix Hills, NY

I would set up a dog rescue and retirement home.

Douglas Einsfeld, PATCHOGUE

I’d pay off all my debts and purchase a new home and most likely give to cancer research!

Andrea Midy, Deer Park

I'd make sure my family is well taken care of for generations and enjoy my life with as little stress as possible!

Steven del, East meadow

Would give towards tuition for all the kids in the family and pay off all the debts for my immediate family.

Pinky patel, Port Jefferson

Enjoy the worlds foods. From Italy to Africa and everything in between

Bob Cappadona , Farmingdake

I would choose the annual annuity and set up payments so at max I see around 60,000 a year.

Michael Sprintz, East Meadow

Buy an island off Aruba.

Geoff Stark, Fort Myers Florida

First take care of my mom and dad. Then I would take care of any debts that my children have from college loans.

lisa fox, Westhampton Beach

I would pay off all my debt and my parent's debt so they could live stress free.

Sahvi , Melville NY

I'd give my daughter's 2001 Volkswagen Beetle a fresh coat of paint

Joe Volpi, Patchogue

Payoff the church mortgage...

Dave Ehrhardt, Central Islip

Buy several seasonal homes around the country and travel to each year round.

Ray Manzo, Hicksville

Have the luxury of never having to get out of my pajamas again!

Spencer vogel, Glen cove

Full-time animal activism

Danny Spitzer , Bellport

I would pay off all of my debts ASAP.

Eric Aronson , Island Park

I would invest the entire lump sum and live off the interest.

Timothy Need, Smithtown


Joseph Puig, Bay Shore

Help others

Steve sweeney, Garden City

Stay on a Disney Cruise ship.

Louis Adamo, Deer Park

Get out of NY state

Art D'Antonio, Holtsville

I would setup free tutoring centers in minority communities.

Wayne Hall, Hempstead