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UPDATE: Winning numbers drawn for $900 million jackpot

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- UPDATE: The winning numbers for the $900 million are 16-19-32-34-57 PB:13.

From donating to charities to traveling the world, most people already have an idea of how they would begin to spend $900 million. It's the biggest jackpot in American history.

“We're literally in uncharted waters here,” said Chip Polston with the Kentucky Lottery.

And it seems everyone wants to be a part of it.

“$900 million ... my first time I've ever bought one,” Paul Sykora said.

“I never buy, ever,” Cindy Vargo said.

That is until now. Saturday's Powerball drawing has shattered records and garnered excitement.

“It just sounds like a lot of fun, and $900 million sounds amazing,” Vargo said.

While the cash option is a little less, at $558 million , Powerball players say it's still a lot of money.

“I play it regardless of if it’s big or small, because if I win, it's big enough for me,” Kim Davaid said.

They know how they'd spend it.

“I would give a lot away first, and then I'd take care of my family,” Vargo said.

“St. Jude would be my charity of choice to donate,” Charlotte Bearden said.

And they know how they’d splurge.

“A really amazing kitchen,” Vargo said.

“An RV so that my husband, and I can retire and travel,” Bearden said.

“I'd buy an island and stay on it and just quit, you know, chill out,” Sykora said.

If you look at Powerball billboards around town, you’ll see it can only handle million-dollar jackpots. And if no one wins Saturday night, that number could rise to a $1 billion.

“We've had a couple meetings this week like what are we going to do ... are we going to hire someone to stand out there with a big one ... you know, how are we going to handle it?” Polston said.

Changes to the game, like adding more numbers, were made in October to increase jackpot sizes. On the flip side, chances of winning went from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million.

“It just takes one to win, so hopefully this is my lucky one,” Bearden said.

And if you do win, lotto officials advise people to change their home phone numbers and to not quit their jobs.

“Maybe tonight, I'll celebrate if I'm lucky,” Vargo said.

“So if we win ... see ya!” Davaid said.

Lotto officials said the coverage of numbers played was up to 70 percent. That means there is only a 30 percent chance the jackpot will roll over to a billion dollars.

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