We wondered what Monmouth or Ocean County town local residents would choose to buy their dream house in if they won Powerball and wanted to stay in the Garden State.

Let's start with the bad news. There was a single Powerball winner last night, but the ticket was sold in Wisconsin, so our exercise has turned to one of wishful thinking. But had a Jersey Shore resident claimed the prize, what was the top town in our poll?

Even though the question clearly stated that you would have already decided to stay in New Jersey before picking the town, a huge number of area residents couldn't resist the opportunity to express their desire to get out, and get out quickly!

Here are the top five responses to our question If you won Powerball and decided to stay in New Jersey, which Monmouth/Ocean town would you buy your dream house in?

Leave the state...44%

Spring Lake...10%

Long Beach Island...6%

Avon by the Sea...4%

Monmouth Beach...4%

So, after the Powerball mass exodus from the state, Spring Lake has the honor of being the Lottery Winner Destination Town of the Jersey Shore. And in our opinion, that's an awesome choice!

Other towns that were mentioned, but received less than 3% of the vote included Mantoloking, Sea Girt, Allenhurst, Deal, Point Pleasant, Belmar, Wall, Loveladies, Beach Haven, Manahawkin, Bay Head, Manasquan, Cape May  and Wildwood Crest

I wonder what Wisconsin's Lottery Winner Destination Town is?

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