$1 million WI Powerball winner speaks out

CREATED Nov 30, 2012

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WEST ALLIS - The winning Powerball player in Wisconsin who tried her luck on a record $580 million jackpot is speaking to the public.

Mary Retterath purchased her $1 million ticket at Speedway, 9130 W. Oklahoma Avenue in West Allis.

Retterath and her husband, Dennis, brought their ticket to the Wisconsin Lottery's Madison headquarters last week where it was validated as the winner.

After taxes, Retterath received $672,500.

The quick pick ticket Retterath purchased matched all five regular winning numbers, though not the Powerball, in Wednesday's historic drawing.

Wednesday night's winning numbers were 05, 16, 22, 23 and 29, with a Powerball of 06.

Two people in separate states scored the jackpot, hitting every number correctly.