Charlie Crist, how would you spend that Powerball money?
We had to get our Powerball tickets before tonight's drawing, and guess who we ran into at the Publix in downtown St. Petersburg? Former Gov. Charlie Crist.
He asked, "Is it a dollar?"
We said, "Two dollars, governor" and he said, "I'll have to get change."
But we just had to ask him, "What do you think the state could do with $500 million?"
His enthusiastic answer? "We could pay our teachers better!"
We watched him walk away, but more Times reporters saw him later (getting their own Powerball tickets) with the right change to get his tickets. See?
-- Many hopeful Times Powerball players