- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Sometimes it pays to babysit.

A Wisconsin couple visiting Louisiana to babysit their grandchildren last week went home with a nice paycheck - a million dollars.

Lottery officials say 57-year-old Donald Marek and his wife, JoAnn, of Frederic, Wisconsin, bought a Quick Pick Powerball lottery ticket at a RaceTrac convenience store in Slidell. WAFB-TV (https://bit.ly/1pgur3b ) reports that ticket had five of the numbers drawn May 21, but missed the red Powerball number. The numbers drawn were: 4, 20, 34, 39, 58 and Powerball 31.

After state and federal taxes were withheld, the Mareks walked away with $700,000.

Donald Marek says he plans to put the money toward retirement.

The store received a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, or 1 percent of the prize.


Information from: WAFB-TV, https://wafb.com

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