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01/08/2016 11:37 am ET

Man Vows On Live TV To Spend Powerball Winnings On Hookers And Cocaine

The reporter was not prepared for this.

Maybe honesty wasn't the best policy for this Powerball player.

Ophelia Young from Las Vegas-based Fox 5 traveled to the town of Primm, which straddles the border of California and Nevada, to report on the long lines of people trying to buy Powerball tickets ahead of Wednesday night's drawing. Many Nevada residents cross the California border to buy their tickets because Nevada doesn't sell them.

She picked one unnamed patron from the queue and asked him how he'd spend the $500 million jackpot if Lady Luck shone down on him.

He revealed he'd blow it on a "bunch of hookers and cocaine."

Young began giggling and stepped away from the man.

"OK, that's not good," she said. "We were hoping for a different answer. That's probably not the answer that we're looking for."

Young directed the segment back to the studio, where an anchor said, "Isn't live TV grand?" Indeed.

No one won Wednesday's jackpot, meaning the jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $700 million -- the largest lottery prize ever recorded in the U.S., according to USA Today. But the odds of winning are extremely slim at 1 in 292.2 million.

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