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Vox Pop: What would you do if you won the $215-million lotto jackpot?

Published:Wednesday | January 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Teddy Brown
Ralston Dickson
Sheshurah Hinds
Jacqueline Lindo
Desmond Miller
Latoya Buchanan
Anmarie Smith

With the Lotto jackpot approaching record levels, The Gleaner took to the streets to find out what Jamaicans would do if they were to win the $215 million prize.

Ralston Dickson, 57 - Kingston

The first thing, mi want a nice place fi live - a house. The rest of it now, it go inna farming; and the rest of it, mi will put it up and eat (offa) it.

Anmarie Smith, 53

- Kingston

Honestly, now, I don't own a house, so that would be one of my top priorities. And for someone at my age, a car would be nice. Of course, I would invest some in some other business so that I could always have a turnover.

Latoya Buchanan, 26 - Westmoreland

I would bank some, buy a house and a car. Mi nuh know what mi would do with the rest, you know.

Sheshurah Hinds, 26 - Kingston

Mi woulda open one big shop to tell you the honest truth. Mi nah lie, mi want a house. Mi would start a restaurant 'cause mi love cook. Mi love to help the people, and mi tiad fi see old people dem pan di road, so that would be a big way to help out people. Mi woulda open a big centre fi di boy dem on the road weh wutless so dem can learn a trade.

Jacqueline Lindo, 40 - Kingston

Firstly, I need a house for myself and my son. The other amount, I'd bank some for a rainy day. And I have my mother to take care of and I have two brothers I'd definitely give to. I'd give some to charity. Some people really need some help and I'd give some to them.

Desmond Miller, 30

- St Thomas

First of all, I would pay off all my personal debts. And then after that, family comes next. Not just give to them wholesale, but for those who are in school, I would set up a plan for them - a college fund for my niece and nephew. And then I would acquire more real estate. I would also do something for John Public, and by extension, invest in the future - set up some kind of programme that would benefit children who are going into primary school or college.