Fredericksburg couple claims $217M jackpot

Fredericksburg couple claims $217M jackpot

Fredericksburg couple claims $217M jackpot

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 9:45 AM

RICHMOND (AP) -- A Fredericksburg couple has claimed the second largest jackpot ever won in Virginia.
 
Media outlets report that David and Nancy Howell claimed a $217 million Powerball jackpot Thursday.
 
David Howell bought the winning ticket for the Feb. 6 drawing at a self-service machine at Richmond International Airport before leaving for a business trip.
 
The ticket matched all five numbers plus the Powerball.
 
They chose the one-time cash option payment of about $136 million before taxes.
 
Both are employees for the Department of Defense. David Howell is a computer scientist and Nancy Howell is a project manager.
 
J.R. Triplett of Winchester won a $239 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2004.

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