Woman claims $1M prize after month wait

Kaukauna resident to receive more than $600,000 after taxes

Published On: Oct 04 2013 08:03:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 05 2013 12:07:37 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

A Kaukauna woman has brought in her ticket and claimed her prize a month after winning $1 million in the Powerball drawing.

Paula Steffes traveled to Wisconsin Lottery headquarters on Friday and produced a valid $1 million winning ticket from the Sept. 4 Powerball drawing.

Steffes received $672,500 in a single lump sum after taxes. She declined to hold a news conference.

Steffes used her own numbers to match all five regular winning numbers, but not the Powerball, to win the $1 million prize. The winning numbers drawn Sept. 4 were 2, 9, 26, 45 and 47, with a Powerball of 11.

Steffes bought her winning ticket at Crooks Express in Kaukauna. For selling that ticket, Crooks Express earns a $20,000 commission from the lottery.