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A Wausau woman has claimed a $1 million Powerball prize.
According to a news release from the Wisconsin Lottery, Kathryn McGowan bought a $1 million ticket on December 19 at The Store in Rib Mountain. After taxes, she received $672,500 in a lump sum payment, lottery officials said.
McGowan talked to Newsline 9 about her good fortune.
"My daughter had noticed the numbers," she said. "We were just kind of surprised."
McGowan said she played her family's birthday numbers, which ultimately led to her winning. The winning numbers were 05, 08, 20, 23, and 30 with a Powerball of 03.
A Milwaukee man also claimed a $1 million prize. David Landgraf won his money in the December 18 drawing. He received the same lump sum payment as McGowan, according to the news release.
The two stores that sold the winning tickets will receive a $20,000 commission from the Wisconsin Lottery, the news release said.
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