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02/14/2013 07:58 pm ET Updated Feb 15, 2013

Powerball Jackpot Winners, Dave And Nancy Honeywell, Claim $217 Million Prize (PHOTO)

The identities of one very lucky Virginia couple were released Thursday, as they claimed one of the highest Powerball payouts in state history.

Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va., posed for cameras with their massive Powerball check of $217 million, at Richmond International Airport, News4 reports.

The winning numbers in the Feb. 6 multi-state lottery were 5, 27, 36, 38, 41, and the red Powerball number was 12.

Both Dave and Nancy, who work for the Department of Defense, plan to continue working, but Dave is toying with the idea of buying a new car, according to the Associated Press.

Dave purchased the lucrative slip of paper at the Richmond International Airport before he left for a business trip.

From the Virginia Lottery website:

On February 14, the Honeywells returned to the spot where the winning ticket was bought to receive their check from Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto. They had a choice of taking the full jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash option of $136.4 million before taxes. They chose the cash option.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175 million. A person has a better chance of becoming an astronaut (odds: 12,100,000 to 1) or dating a supermodel (odds: 88,000 to 1).

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