A Metairie couple are new millionaires after they picked up their $2 million check from the Louisiana Lottery.

Tammie and James Miller won during the October 26, 2019 Powerball drawing.

"I saw on Facebook that someone in Metairie won $2 million on Powerball," Tammie said. "I didn't think there was any way it could be my ticket though, so I took my time finding it."

Once Tammie discovered they were big winners, she excitedly told her husband, who had to check the numbers himself.

The couple is "thrilled, happy and blessed" to be big-time Powerball winners.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Superior Discount in Metairie. The store received a 1% bonus of $20,000 for selling the winning ticket.

After state and federal withholdings, the couple walked away with $1,420,000 and said they would use the money toward a "comfortable retirement."

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