Meet the couple who won a $316M Powerball jackpot
ONEIDA, Wis. (WBAY/Gray News) - A Wisconsin couple has claimed a $316.3 million Powerball jackpot.
Tammy and Cliff Webster purchased the winning ticket at a Citgo in Green Bay, WBAY reports.
The Websters opted to take the cash payment of $225.1 million rather than annual payments. After federal taxes of $54 million and state taxes of $17.2 million, they’ll take home $153.9 million.
“We are sincerely grateful for this incredible event,” Tammy said. “We always believed that we had a chance to win if we played, and this is a dream come true.”
The drawing was held Jan. 5, and the ticket had the winning numbers of 6, 14, 25, 33 and 46 with the Powerball number of 17.
The couple found out they were Wisconsin’s newest millionaires when watching the morning news. Like most people, they didn’t think the odds would be in their favor.
“I was mumbling all the way to the kitchen table, like, ‘Do you know how many people play in Wisconsin, what’s the odds of us winning?’” Tammy said.
The Websters are members of the Oneida Nation, which is a federally recognized tribe located west of Green Bay.
“This is a wonderful blessing, and we are incredibly thankful and most appreciative of this opportunity,” Cliff said.
The convenience store received $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The Websters shared the total $632.6 million jackpot with winners in California. It was the seventh-largest in Powerball history.
Wisconsin has 19 Powerball jackpot wins since 1992, which is the fourth-most among states.
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