Fredericksburg Powerball Winners Donate $4 Million to Charity

Money will go to food bank and Habitat for Humanity.

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    A Virginia lottery winner is finished working at the Defense Department, has a fortune in the bank and is giving away millions to help people in the D.C. area. News4's Richard Jordan reports.

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    Fredericksburg Couple Wins $217 Million Powerball Jackpot

    [DC] Fredericksburg Couple Wins $217 Million Powerball Jackpot
    A Fredericksburg couple says they're still in shock after winning a $217 million Powerball jackpot. David Honeywell bought the winning ticket at an airport kiosk in Richmond earlier this month. News4's Richard Jordan was there as the couple collected their winnings and celebrated.

    The Virginia couple who recently won a Powerball jackpot has donated $4 million to the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.

    The money will go to the food bank and Habitat for Humanity.

    Dave and Nancy Honeywell stepped forward to claim the $217 million Powerball jackpot last month. Dave bought the ticket at a Lottery Express self-service machine at Richmond International Airport.

    The couple opted to accept the one-time cash option worth $136.4 million before taxes, as opposed to receiving the full jackpot (minus taxes) in 30 annual payments.

    The Honeywells also have a lot more time on their hands going forward. Thursday was Dave's last day working as a computer scientist for the Department of Defense.

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