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Powerball Jackpot, Lotto Fever Growing

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MARYLAND - Lotto fever strikes again - the Powerball jackpot is now up to $400 million and climbing ahead of Wednesday's drawing.  It's been growing since the last winner was granted a "Christmas Miracle" December 25.

"Good Lord," Dominic White said. That would put a lot of people in perspective of wanting to play Powerball.

And there's a whole lot up for grabs, meaning it could go a long way.

"I can't imagine what I would do if I actually did win the money," Michael Chenette said.

There are plenty of options. The jackpot could pay the mortgages on a few hundred water front homes, or 800 sport fishing boats that run about a half million dollars each.  And, if you're a sports fan, you could get a pair of 2014 season tickets for every single NFL team for more than 1,500 of your closest friends.

Good Morning America asked what people would do by using #GMAIFIWIN. So WMDT set out to find the answer here on Delmarva.

"If I were to win the $400 million, I would go on a much needed vacation," Chennette said.

Heidi Carpenter would "probably travel around the world, and go see the places I've always wanted to go."

Travel made the list, but many are in the giving spirit.

"The first thing I would do is definitely give it to charity, a lot of it," Kathy Schearin said. "I would probably do the American Indians."

"I'd give an extensive amount to my wife," White said.

"I would definitely pay my parent's back for all the school they've helped pay for," Chenette added.

The odds of winning the grand prize are one in 175 million, and only 18 people hit it big in 2013. The largest win was $448 million, split three ways.  And two people shared the 2012 jackpot of $587 million.

But, White is optimistic about holding the winning ticket despite the odds.

"Anyone can be a winner, anything can happen."

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