March 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM ET
The Mega Millions is up to half a billion dollars this week. Kathie Lee and Hoda have their tickets and they're already dreaming about how to spend that cash.
Would they take a smaller sum to get the money right away, or get the full amount in dinky, $19 million annual installments? Hoda said she'd take small payouts because she can't be trusted with hundreds of millions of dollars at once, but KLG opted for the lump.
But what to blow it on? Kathie Lee said she'd give it away, but Hoda was all about a private plane.
"Notice who thought of other people first," KLG clucked. "And that's what's wrong with the world."
How would you spend it? And would you take the big lump or the small payments? Would you give some to Hoda? Tell us in the comments below.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She would buy a billion gum balls.