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ESSENCE Poll: What Would You Do First If You Won the Lottery Jackpot?

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The nationwide Powerball Jackpot has ballooned to a whopping $420 million and lottery fans all over the country are all asking themselves the same question: What would I do if I won?

Don’t feel bad, here at the ESSENCE office we’re daydreaming about a bank account filled with millions too. But, the thing is, we can't all agree on the right first move for an overnight millionaire.

If you were suddenly $200 million dollars richer (don’t forget the government's cut) tomorrow morning, what would be the very first thing you’d do? Take our poll and tell us what you're dreaming of below.

QUESTION:
What’s the very first thing you’d do with if you won the Powerball jackpot?
Go into my office, gloat and then quit my job on the spot.
3%
Carry on, business as usual. Mum’s the word for now.
40%
Buy an expensive treat for myself.
3%
Jet off on a lavish vacation.
4%
Share the news with friends and family.
11%
Call a financial planner.
39%
Total votes: 347

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