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Grandparents visiting La. to babysit win $1 million Powerball prize

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Sometimes it pays to babysit. A Wisconsin couple visiting Louisiana to babysit their grandchildren last week went home with a nice paycheck.

Lottery officials say 57-year-old Donald Marek and his wife JoAnn of Frederic, Wis. bought a Quick Pick ticket at a Race Trac in Slidell, La.

All five of his numbers matched, but he missed on the red Power Ball number.

After taxes, the grandparents walked away with $700,000. Marek says he plans to put the money toward retirement.

The store received a one-time selling bonus of $10,000.

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