Michigan couple with 7 children, 21 grandchildren win $80 million lottery

Michigan couple with 21 grandchildren, 7 children win $80 million lottery

LANSING, Mich. — Cha-ching! A Michigan couple just won millions playing the lottery, and they need it.

Phillip and Dawn Chippewa have seven children and 21 grandchildren, according to news reports, so the $80 million Powerball jackpot they won last month will come in very handy.

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The Chippewas traveled from Suttons Bay to Lansing on Wednesday to claim their winnings, MLive reported.

"With seven children and 21 grandchildren, I've always said that I might not have the most money, but I'm rich with family," Phillip Chippewa said, according to MLive.

“Now, I have all the money I’ll ever need and can help my family for generations. That means everything to me,” he said.

The couple bought their Easy Pick ticket from a party store in Suttons Bay and matched all five white numbers and the Powerball – 1-9-22-36-38 and 22 – in the drawing held Sept. 21.

"It's hard to get used to even the thought of it. People are still picking on me. I have a hard time spending $100," Dawn Chippewa said, according to MLive.

The Chippewas decided to take a lump sum amount of $42 million and told reporters they both plan to continue working and have warned their children they need to keep their jobs, too.