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State Sentator Says He'll Give Powerball Winnings to WisDOT; What Would You Do?

Tim Carpenter, the 3rd District State Senator, said Gov. Walker's borrowing plan for nearly $1 billion is too high, and if he wins the Powerball jackpot, he's kicking in. How would you spend the cash?

With the Powerball jackpot at $550 million and rising, 3rd District State Senator Tim Carpenter hopes he holds the winning ticket.

And he knows just what he plans on spending his winnings on.

Carpenter said Friday he'll donating the winning $550 million jackpot (see his attached ticket)to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for new road projects, cutting Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to borrow $994 million over the next two years to beef up that department's fund.

The state senator, of course, also suggested, should he not be holding the winning ticket, that Walker could scale back his borrowing plan and strip as much as $400 million from it by shrinking the Zoo Interchange project.

But enought of that. The real question, what would you do with $550 million? $1 million? Or $100,000?

Tell us in the comments below!

robert heule May 18, 2013 at 02:41 PM
I would donate a substantial chunk of my winnings to Walker's opponent's campaign
Jake May 20, 2013 at 01:27 AM
You Democrats are free with the taxpayers money, not so much your own, which makes your statment and Carpenters statement ludicrous
robert heule May 20, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Jake, you Republicans have no sense of humor. If you would win the lottery you could donate your winnings to the Tea Party.
Greg May 29, 2013 at 11:21 PM
I'd take a golf lesson with Tiger Woods.
Robert Merlin June 12, 2013 at 07:23 PM
I'd hold off turning it in until I established residence in another state. I wouldn't give the weasel a dime...

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