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Powerball Jackpot Has Chicagoans Dreaming Big

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Sales are brisk as tonight’s $320 million Powerball drawing nears. WBBM’s Bob Roberts spoke with dreamers in the Loop.

Mark Brand is a chef and says the first thing he’d splurge on is his own restaurant.

“I would open up a small cheese shop. We would do local cheeses, we would do wine tastings on the weekends and probably I would do maybe some cooking classes as well,” said Brand.

Ukranian immigrant Arthur Sidorov says it would be the American Dream to win the Powerball jackpot. He says he and his wife would have plenty of uses for the money.

“If I win it, then I will keep some for myself, donate some, I would probably go with cancer society, something for cancer. That is one of the things that I should donate it to. And invest some money too, probably buying a hotel,” said Arthur Sidorov.

Others would pay for the grand kids’ college or give to a favorite charity. The odds are long, but it is a dream that costs only $2 a ticket.