Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

February 14, 2013

Fredericksburg couple claims $217M jackpot

RICHMOND, Va. — 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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