Fredericksburg Couple Wins $217M Powerball Jackpot

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Fredericksburg couple has claimed the second largest jackpot ever won in Virginia.
    
Media outlets report that David and Nancy Honeywell claimed a $217 million Powerball jackpot Thursday.
    
David Honeywell 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 Honeywell is a computer scientist and Nancy Honeywell is a project manager.
    
J.R. Triplett of Winchester won a $239 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2004.

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