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$80 Million Local Powerball Winner Identified

Oct. 24, 2019

Suttons Bay residents Phillip and Dawn Chippewa were introduced as the winners of the $80 million Powerball jackpot. They purchased the ticket in September at Barrels & Barrels in Suttons Bay. The couple and their seven children and numerous grandchildren were in attendance at a Michigan Lottery press conference Wednesday.

"We actually feel like we can take care of our family," Dawn said. "The relief for being able to take care of our family is huge."

Phillip added, "It just makes life a little easier."

Dawn said she is excited to be able to spend time with her grandchildren now that she won't have to work all the time.

"I've been working for 70-hour weeks all the time," she said.

They will choose between receiving the full $80 million as an annuity of 30 yearly payments, or a single lump sum payment of approximately $55 million. It's the fourth Powerball jackpot won in Michigan since the beginning of ticket sales in the state in 2010.

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