(RNN) - What would you do if money were no issue? If you could live like Donald Trump?
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached a new record of $640 million - up a million from yesterday's amount of $540 million.
Michael Bernacchi, of the University of Detroit-Mercy, said on CNN the odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 176 million.
You have a better chance of taking that knick-knack you got from your aunt Martha to the Antiques Road Show and striking it rich.
But those astronomical odds won't stop us from dreaming about what we do with the money.
A very unscientific survey was posed on Facebook about what you would do or buy first if you won the money.
Most responses were exactly what one would expect.
The most popular responses include paying off debt and quitting a job so fast it would leave a Wile E. Coyote puffy outline in the doorway.
Other common responses were donating to their house of worship or a charity (animal shelters, St. Jude and cancer research were popular), put children through college, travel, start a business, adopt kids and "disappear" to avoid new "friends."
And then there are those of you would go large with your winnings.
Amanda Gray Comer said on the KPLC Facebook page that she would "Purchase an island and build a huge fence to keep the riffraff out ... On my way to that island I would find a very good lawyer to deal with the riffraff that didn't get the point of the huge fence!"
Some got creative.
"I would buy the dealership that I work at and tell all my coworkers to go and get their most favorite vehicles off of the lot. Then we're going to have a demolition derby with them. God Bless Texas!" Mario Moreno wrote on the KCBD Facebook page.
Others knew exactly what they would purchase.
I would order a "2012 Camping Exalto" full size RV painted in a black and white Zebra scheme with a back ramp and a top platform to ride my new Harley-Davidson onto the top of the RV so I could sit on my Harley on top of my RV and keep a look out for zebras, horses and coyotes," Mark S. Bias wrote on the WFIE Facebook wall.
Others know exactly what would not be on the purchase list: "It certainly wouldn't be a new alarm clock," Mike O'Donnell wrote on WAFF's Facebook wall.
While many have been daydreaming about what to do, others recognize that winning would be quite a shock.
"The FIRST thing I would do is pick myself up off the floor," Bill Darling wrote on the WTOL Facebook page.
The drawing is Friday at 11 p.m. EST. The lucky winner could receive a single payment of $359 million, or $19.2 million for 26 years.
If you win, get ready to land in a new tax bracket, and the ability to become a really eccentric rich person.
"Become part of the 1 percent and camp out on my lawn protesting myself," Richard Edwards II said on KFVS Facebook page.
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