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Lottery Jackpot Hits $640 Million: If a Davisite Wins, They Should...

There were nine tickets that had five winning numbers in the last draw but no one had the mega number required to win the jackpot.

Update: The drawing is at 8 p.m. pacific time and the prize is $640 million, with a cash option of $462 million. 

Story: The California Lottery Mega-Millions game has a $640 million jackpot for Friday night’s draw. Let that roll around on your tongue for a while. It's a whole lotta cash.  Any way you phrase it, if you win the jackpot you better learn how to say “new tax bracket”.

The big jackpot could mean instant financial security for some lucky person and a chance at some serious philanthropy.  If a Davis citizen were to win the jackpot Friday, what would you like to that person do for Davis? 

Put your answer in the comments. Tomorrow we’ll run a poll to try and determine readers' favorite philanthropic idea using your suggestions and some others. (If you're staunchly anti-lottery, feel free to share that as well if you'd like). 

Share your suggestions below!

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