A $27 million Powerball prize was up for grabs last night. The Northern Advocate hit the streets in Whangarei yesterday to ask people what they would spend the money on if they won the big prize.

Chris Williams. Photo/John Stone
Chris Williams. Photo/John Stone

Chris Williams, interviewer

"I'd buy a house and a plane ticket. I'd go to the Netherlands."

Emily Boom. Photo/John Stone
Emily Boom. Photo/John Stone

Emily Boom, student

Advertisement

"I would go travelling, I would pay off my student loan and I would also buy a pretty sweet car and then buy a house."

Bob McLaney. Photo/ John Stone
Bob McLaney. Photo/ John Stone

Bob McLaney, retired

"I'd spend it on travel and on family and some close friends."

Kerry Dawson. Photo/John Stone
Kerry Dawson. Photo/John Stone

Kerry Dawson, store manager

"I would go around the world - twice."

Phil McKibbin. Photo/John Stone
Phil McKibbin. Photo/John Stone

Phil McKibbin, artist

"On my family - I'd buy houses for everyone in my family. That's four families."

Rata Dewar. Photo/John Stone
Rata Dewar. Photo/John Stone

Rata Dewar, hairstylist

"Helping my family out so everyone was nice and secure. I'd buy a house for myself and a house each for my children and probably invest what was left over to leave for my kids. And a nice car, and a bach at the beach."