After taxes, they'll take home $16.4 million
ALBANY, N.Y. — A new car and a vacation.
That's how Jeffrey and Christine Pintuff plan to spend the $16.4 million they'll receive for having the winning ticket for the multi-state Powerball lottery.
The Pintuffs, of Wilton, are claiming their prize this morning at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, more than a month after learning they'd won.
The ticket was purchased at the Stewart's gas station at 4208 Route 50 in Wilton for $1. The winning numbers for the Dec. 25 drawing were 1, 17, 38, 50, 52 and 24.
Jeffrey, 58, and Christine, also 58, have been married 30 years. Both are retired, he from his job in quality assurance at Atlas in Voorheesville and she as a nurse at Saratoga Hospital. She retired from the hospital after 30 years after learning she'd won the prize.
They've spent the past month consulting with financial advisers before agreeing to come forward and claim the prize.
The couple chose a lump sum payment, which means they'll each receive $12.4 million. After taxes, the prize comes to $8.2 million apiece.
The couple chose their ticket through a quick pick. Like they do with the other lottery tickets they purchase, they hung it on the refrigerator under a magnet and forgot about it until the numbers were drawn.
They said they plan to spend their money modestly. Their children urged them to get a new car, they said, and Christine said she plans to "get away," having not been on a long vacation in years.
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