This Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 photo provided by the Michigan State Lottery in Lansing, Mich., shows from left, center, Dawn Chippewa and Phillip Chippewa with Brian O. Neil Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery holding the check for the Chippewa's winning Powerball ticket. The northern Michigan couple with seven children and 21 grandchildren has claimed an $80 million Powerball prize. Phillip Chippewa of Suttons Bay traveled to Lansing with his wife and their big family to claim their prize. A ticket Chippewa purchased matched all five numbers and the Powerball in the Sept. 21 drawing. The couple opted for a one-time lump-sum payment of $42 million, after taxes. Their plans for their winnings include buying homes for their children.
Michigan State Lottery —AP
By Associated Press
October 24, 2019

(LANSING, Mich.) — A northern Michigan couple with seven children and 21 grandchildren has claimed an $80 million Powerball prize.

Fifty-four-year-old Phillip Chippewa of Suttons Bay traveled to Lansing on Wednesday with his wife, Dawn, and their family to claim their prize.

Their Powerball ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball in the Sept. 21 drawing. The couple opted to receive their payment as a one-time lump-sum, which came to $42 million after taxes.

Chippewa says he now has all the money he’ll ever need to help his family for generations. The couple’s plans for their winnings include buying homes for each of their children.

They’re both members of and work for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. They plan to keep working for now.

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