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How would kids spend $1.5B Powerball jackpot?

Posted at 6:45 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 08:26:49-05

Powerball fever has caught on here in South Florida.

Many people have spent the past few days gathering those wish lists and fantasizing about what they would do with all that cash. 

We spoke to a group too young to play, but still dreaming big. 

If you think $1.5 billion is tough to grasp as an adult, try being 8. 

"Another hundred, then another hundred, then another hundred. I could go on," said one 8-year-old student. 

Second graders at St. Ann school could barely write out the number.

Their first challenge—how  many zeros in a billion?

While us adults try to figure out what to buy with that much money - these kids are just trying to figure out where they’d put it. 

"How many wallets would you have if you had that much?" one student questioned. 

Over in the 5th grade class at St. Ann's, some kids were thinking big.

"I would move to Cabo," another student said. "I don't know, it sounds exotic."

Others were more practical. 

"A good car for when I'm older."

"I guess I'd want a pool, cause it's Florida and when the summer comes it gets really hot. When you don't have a pool. it's horrible."

However, its their thoughts about who they’d give some of the money to that we can all take a lesson from. 

"I have a few charities, I'd like to give it to like the Make A Wish Foundation."

"I would donate to like researchers for like cancer and stuff."

"I would give some to my dad so he doesn't work a lot so I can spend time with him."

In case your kids are getting any ideas, remember you have to be at least 18 and be able to prove it to play the lottery in Florida. 

So for now, while grown-ups keep buying Powerball tickets, the kids will just have to dream.