And probably buy a house and new auto, she said Monday morning while working as a cashier at the Shell gas station on Third and Joliet streets, La Salle.
"Don't be surprised if you see me back here in a few days", she told lottery officials. If there is no winning ticket, the prize will keep building and could reach around $2 billion by the next drawing.
So, did you end up pulling a winning ticket?
The draw will take place at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Eastern Time, so just under five hours from now. Mega Millions made similar moves in October 2017, resulting in the odds worsening from one in 259 million to one in 302.5 million.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2.00 per play.
But Van Sickle says you don't need a mathematician to give you the bottom line, "your odds of getting into a auto accident on your way to buy your ticket are higher".
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Markle Sr. went on to say that hearing about his daughter's good news brought back memories of when she was first born. The two are now on their first royal tour together of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji .
And speaking of Powerball: That game's next drawing is Wednesday, for an estimated jackpot of $620 million. The one-time cash option is estimated at $905 million - still nothing to sneeze at. "You never know", said Matt McDermott of Exeter.
"It's been insane because of the tickets", Henderson said.
Joe Nelson of Princeton would put the winnings in a bank and let it grow.
Another said that if he won, he'd spend the money on "agencies that my mother supported when she was alive, so I would probably give to them, too, like St. Jude's, Omaha's School for Children she always donated to them". If they like privacy, they could buy their own private island.
If Joey, Chandler, Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe can't stay friends while talking about sharing money (even before they actually won a penny), what hope does an average friendship or coworker-ship have?
"Everybody is trying to make", Henderson said.
Just stop somewhere - a coffee shop, the grocery store checkout, or your office - and listen.