Grandparents visiting Louisiana win $1M Powerball - KLFY News 10

Grandparents visiting Louisiana win $1M Powerball

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Sometimes it pays to babysit. A Wisconsin couple visiting Louisiana to babysit their grandchildren last week went home with a nice paycheck - a million dollars. 

Lottery officials say 57-year-old Donald Marek and his wife, JoAnn, of Frederic, Wisconsin, bought a Quick Pick Powerball lottery ticket at a RaceTrac convenience store in Slidell.

WAFB-TV  reports that ticket had five of the numbers drawn May 21, but missed the red Powerball number. The numbers drawn were: 4, 20, 34, 39, 58 and Powerball 31. 

After state and federal taxes were withheld, the Mareks walked away with $700,000. Donald Marek says he plans to put the money toward retirement. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, or 1 percent of the prize.
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