A very happy Valentine's Day for the Fredericksburg couple who claim the second largest Powerball jackpot ever won in Virginia.
David and Nancy Honeywell claim a one-time cash option payment of about $136 million, before taxes, on Thursday.
David Honeywell bought the winning ticket for the February 6th drawing at a self-service machine at Richmond International Airport before leaving for a business trip to Denver. He says he checked the ticket from a hotel the next morning and saw he matched the powerball number, which would mean a few bucks. He says he looked at the other numbers and though something was wrong. He then checked to see if the date was correct and says he was shaking so hard that he barley dropped the ticket. He promptly called his wife, took a picture of the ticket and sent it to Nancy. She confirmed what David thought.
He says he finished his Colorado trip and headed back to Virginia. He says it was one of the most nervous that he has ever been to travel, with the winning ticket.
Both of the Honeywells are employees with the Department of Defense and neither say they plan to quit right away. David says he is in the middle of a big project that he just coludn't leave unfinished. As for his 13 year old car, it may be destined for junk yard.