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Johnston couple claim $1 million Powerball prize

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CLIVE, Iowa (AP) -- A Johnston couple have claimed a $1 million Powerball prize they won in the New Year's Eve drawing.

Friedel and Michele Djordjevic went to Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive on Friday to turn in the ticket that Friedel Djordjevic bought at a Johnston convenience store.

Once he and his wife were certain that five of the six numbers on the ticket matched the numbers pulled Dec. 31, they put the ticket in a fireproof box and began planning what to do with their winnings. They told lottery officials that they intend to put away some money for retirement, buy a new home, pay bills and share with their adult children.

Friedel, who is originally from Germany, says they also plan to take trips there to visit friends.

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