Slidell Couple Collects $1Million Powerball Prize

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slidellpowerballLouisiana Powerball workers say a Slidell man whose powerball ticket didn’t match any numbers for last month’s record jackpot won big because his wife’s ticket did.

Joyce and David Hebert claimed their $1,000,000 for matching all numbers on their ticket except the Powerball.

Joyce told lottery workers that originally, she thought they’d only one $1,000.

“I tried not to get emotional,” David Hebert told lottery workers as he wiped away tears.  The couple opted to take the lump sum payment of $700,000 after taxes.

Joyce purchased the ticket a Winn Dixie on Brownswitch Road in Slidell.  Lottery workers say the store will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

While the Heberts decide how to spend their winnings, their grandchildren are reportedly encouraging David to buy a new boat.