The estimated jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery has reached a record $370 million, spurring throngs of hopeful winners to scoop up lottery tickets in 12 participating states ahead of Tuesday night's drawing in New York's Times Square.
CNN.com asked readers what they would do if they won the jackpot. Below is a selection of their responses, some of which have been edited for length and clarity:
Nancy Schaefer of Blue Springs, Missouri
I would buy a house or condo in New York City; Malibu Beach, California; Los Angeles; Naples, Florida; Dayton, Ohio; Portland, Oregon; Kansas City, Missouri; Jersey Shore; the Hamptons; Vermont; Boston, and hire people to keep them going. The rest I would donate to the homeless.