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Powerball dreams: some city leaders would revive ballpark plan if they hit the jackpot

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – City leaders are sharing what they would do if they hit tonight's Powerball jackpot, which is estimated at $550 million.

Many said they would work to improve the Port City with all that extra dough.

Some are not giving up their dreams of building a ballpark.

"I would probably build a stadium on the Northern riverfront," said Councilman Charlie Rivenbark. "That's how much it meant to me."

You'll recall, in November, voters rejected a $37 million bond referendum that would have paid for the project.

Mayor Bill Saffo said, "I would probably want to do a nice park for the city, something downtown on the river."

When asked if he would revive plans for a baseball stadium, he said, "A baseball stadium wouldn't be bad either! If I had the money for it and I could afford to do it, I would do it too."

Councilwoman Margaret Haynes has different plans.

"I would buy the Dudley Mansion," she said. "Because it is such a beautiful building and it's our only real state historic, significant structure and the people put so much love and money into it. I would hate to see it go into disrepair again."

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