There was no winner last night in the Mega Millions Lottery, so this means the jackpot for Friday will go up to an estimated $476 million! If you win, here are a few recommendations on how you can spend the money to make Tyler a better place for us to live.

 

Anirudh Koul, Flickr

1

A Music Venue

 

 
I've grown up in Tyler. Been here 37 years and the question that is always asked, but never answered is “Why does Tyler not have a better place for concerts?” Being in between Dallas and Shreveport is the perfect spot for a band to make a quick stop and play for a few thousand people. If you win the cash, please make this the first thing on your list to build. You'll be a richer person than when you started if you'll just do it.

 

evilgurl, Flickr

2

Build An Overpass Or Two

 

 
Traffic in Tyler is horrible. There is no doubt that the city has grown quicker than city managers expected. Do us all a favor if you become stupidly rich and build some overpasses to help relieve the congestion!

 

ferret1 11, Flickr

3

Build Another IHOP

 

 
Besides the question of why we don't have a decent place for a concert, question number two by residents of Tyler has always been, “Why is there only one IHOP in Tyler?” Let's change that.

 

MBK, Flickr

4

Bring (Back) Popeye's Chicken

 

 
We used to have a couple. Why they didn't make it is a mystery to me. Maybe Tylerites just didn't appreciate a good thing when they had it, but now we want it back! Spicy Cajun style chicken? I'm in!

 

Edward Beavers, Flickr

5

Build A Dave And Busters

 

 
It's like a grown up Chuck-E-Cheese! Food, beer and games — enough said!