|Survey reveals locals would continue to call Wauneta “home” if won the Powerball|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Friday, 15 January 2016 16:41|
By Pat Holder
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta Breeze conducted an informal survey where locals were asked: What would you do if you won the Powerball prize valued at over a billion dollars?
Answers varied, but most indicated they would stay here in Wauneta.
Connie Maxfield said, “I wouldn’t win because I wouldn’t spend the $2 to buy a ticket and besides, money isn’t everything.”
Dee McCallum said, “I wouldn’t win because I’m not lucky at all. If it weren’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.”
Raelynn Brunkhorst said she wouldn’t tell what she would do with the money because, “it’s a secret.”
RanDee Littrel said she would clear all her family debt, give money to close friends and make sure all of her friends had “stable homes and good vehicles.”
Tillie Lucas said she would take care of her “church and family first.” Then she would donate to her community through charitable causes including the Wauneta Fire Department, Chateau Theatre and others.” She added, “There are lots here in town who could use the money.”
Richard “Pudge” Hamilton said, “I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.”
LuAnn Rector said “First I would have to buy the ticket and then after I won, I’d have to find the ticket. After that, I’d share with family.”
Amy Hansen said, “I have a lot of family I would help out. In fact, I would probably help out all of my family.” She added, “I would retire and stay right here in Wauneta.”
James Roe said, “I wouldn’t win because I don’t play. If God wanted me to have lots of money, He would provide it so I don’t need to play.”
Monica Burke said she would do, “Everything! I would definitely travel.
Ericka Cox said she would, “buy a vacation island for me, my family, my friends and my masseuse.”
Laurie Maris said, “What comes to mind first and what I would actually do are two different stories. I don’t need any stuff. I like to think I would be generous. I wouldn’t leave Wauneta.”
Christina Henderson said, “I really have no idea. I would probably give a lot away after I take care of my finances because I can’t spend it all by myself.”
Jolene Muths said, “I wouldn’t even know where to start. I wouldn’t retire, I would stay in Wauneta and I wouldn’t change a whole lot except my phone number.”
Tina Bernard said, “I wouldn’t move. I would hire a lawyer and accountant and then pay off all of my and my family’s debt. After that I would donate to the animal shelter and other charitable causes.” She added, “I would then give money to the person who sold me the winning ticket.”
Kenny Smith said he would, “buy another horse.”