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$636 Million At Stake in Mega Millions Jackpot

11:42 PM, Dec 17, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- If you ask someone what they would buy if they won the lottery - the answers are pretty standard.

Most people say they'll pay off their debt, maybe buy a new house, or go on a nice vacation.

A near-record breaking $636 million is at stake in the Mega Millions jackpot. 

Instead of finding out how people would spend their millions, WFMY News 2 asked how they would give. 

"I definitely would donate a good majority of it to Wake Forest Baptist because my boyfriend was just at Wake Forest Baptist in the hospital for three months," explained Amanda Hall.

She added, "I would donate so much money because they're what kept him alive those three months."

"We already have most everything we need. I mean its just, there are a lot of other people, a lot of our friends are out of work, our school is a private school, so it could use the help," said Sue Nance.

David Parks said he would give money to, "St. Jude's children's hospital. The use the money, all the money for what it's supposed to be for."

There have been some charitable lottery winners in the past. 

The Florida woman who won the jackpot in June handed over $2 million to fix a leaky roof at the school her kids went to. 

A Canadian newspaper reported a man who won $40 million in their lottery has pledged to give every last penny to charity.

If there is a winner in the Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night, that person could walk away with $341 million after taxes. 

READ: Mega Millions Jackpot Roars to Near-Record $636 Million

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