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Florida Powerball winners claim prize

Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 17, 2016
The Florida winners of the $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot came forward Wednesday.
 
David Kaltschmidt, 55, and Maureen Smith, 70, of Melbourne Beach claimed the winning ticket in the name of The Nickel 95 Trust.
 
They were asked what they were going to do with the money.
 
"We’re going to take care of family. We have a lot to think about, it’s very stressful,” said Smith.
 
She said the winning numbers were the same ones she’s used while playing the game on occasion for 30 years.
 
“I work for Northrop Grumman, 34 years now, so I will be retiring,” Kaltschmidt said to laughter.
 
Asked about the first splurge they wanted to make Smith said Kaltschmidt wants a new car and she wants a massage.
 
The couple, who have been married since 1980, claimed one third of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. The drawing was held Jan. 13, and speculation about the Florida winners had been swirling ever since.
 
The couple is taking home $327,835,077.79 in a one-time lump sum.
 
The couple didn’t watch the drawing live, but found out the next morning.
 
“We didn’t believe it,” Kaltschmidt said. “We just kept watching TV and going online.”