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You Gotta Play to Win ... and This Kid Won $35 Million

A 19-year-old construction worker is South Carolina's newest millionaire — 35 times over. Jonathan Vargas picked the winning numbers in last weekend's $35.3 million Powerball jackpot.

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Vargas said he plans to buy his mother a house and quit work.

"Right now, there's no really big plans in the works," he said. The first thing he plans to do is get a lawyer and a financial consultant. He said he already has an accountant — his aunt.

... Vargas, who admitted he's still a little scared by the prospect of being a millionaire at his young age, said the money is "a blessing from God."

"You never ask the Lord why you are blessed," he said. "I'm not going to ask the Lord why he put it in my hands."

What would you do with $35 million?

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