Nebraska Powerball Winners Want to Stay Grounded

Posted 9 months ago

By Associated Press

powerballLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Gretna couple says they don’t want to forget who they were before they won the second-largest Powerball jackpot in Nebraska history.

David and Erica Harrig of Gretna spoke to reporters Tuesday, less than a week after picking the correct numbers in last week’s $122 million drawing. Gov. Dave Heineman presented them with a ceremonial check.

The Harrigs say they’ve hired a team of accountants and advisers to help manage the money. They haven’t yet decided whether to take a $34.2 million lump-sum payment or a $61.5 million annuity paid incrementally over 29 years.

The Harrigs say they want the money to last for their children and grandchildren, without spoiling them. But David Harrig says he will indulge in a red Corvette. Erica Harrig hopes to build her dream house.