Wisconsin couple claims $316 million Powerball prize
A couple from northeastern Wisconsin have claimed $316 million won in a Powerball drawing last month.
The Wisconsin Lottery said Monday that Tammy and Cliff Webster split a $632.6 million jackpot from the Jan. 5 drawing with a winner who bought a ticket in California. The jackpot was the seventh largest in Powerball’s history.
The lottery says the Websters, members of the Oneida Nation near Green Bay, are taking the cash option of $225 million instead of annual payments. After state and local taxes they will take home nearly $154 million.
"This is a wonderful blessing, and we are incredibly thankful and most appreciative of this opportunity,” Cliff Webster said in a news release distributed by the Lottery.
The Websters didn’t tell the lottery how they plan to spend their newfound wealth.