A married couple from Oneida in Brown County, Tammy and Cliff Webster, have claimed the winning $316.3 million jackpot-winning Powerball ticket sold by Jackson Pointe Citgo in Green Bay earlier this year.
The winners opted to take the cash option of $225.1 million rather than annual payments. After federal taxes of $54 million and state taxes of $17.2 million, their final take home amount is $153.9 million.
The ticket had the winning numbers of 6, 14, 25, 33, 46, Powerball 17 from the January 5, 2022 draw. The couple split the $632.6 million jackpot with another winner who bought a ticket in California. The jackpot was the seventh largest in Powerball history.
“We are sincerely grateful for this incredible event,” said Tammy. “We always believed that we had a chance to win if we played and this is a dream come true.”
Cliff agreed and expressed his deep appreciation for what he called “a blessing.”
“This is a wonderful blessing, and we are incredibly thankful and most appreciative of this opportunity,” he added.
The Websters are Native Americans. Tammy is part Oneida and part Sioux, and Cliff is Oneida. Both are members of the Oneida Nation.
“I could not be more thrilled for the Websters! It was very exciting to celebrate their win with them,” said Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin. “It’s incredible that we get to keep celebrating big wins in our state. This is the fourth major jackpot won in the past four years in WINsconsin,” referring to three Powerball jackpots and one Mega Millions won in Wisconsin since March 2019.