Powerball Winners Revealed: Iowa Couple Come Forward

Mary Lohse had trouble convincing her husband, Brian, that they'd really won.
3:00 | 10/05/12

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Now, we're going to turn to the country's newest instant millionaires. An iowa couple has come forward to claim the $202 million powerball jackpot. As abc's john muller reports, the wife's first challenge is convincing her husband that their good fortune was not a bad joke. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to announce, iowa's newest millionaires. Reporter: Walking the red carpet like rock stars and just as rich. Life will never be the same for mary and brian lohse. Mary, a medical technician, bought the ticket while filling up with gas at this convenient store. At first, she thought she only matched the first three numbers. I thought I won 100 bucks. Reporter: When she found out she struck it rich, she called her husband, an attorney, who was out of town on business. I didn't believe her. I didn't believe her boss. She texted me a couple times to keep up the charade, I thought. Reporter: It was no charade. After a lump sum in taxes, they're almost $91 million richer overnight. It's iowa. Reporter: Iowa is earning a reputation of a field of dreams for powerball jackpots. 202 million this week. A $241 million jackpot in june, when quaker oats workers won a work pool. We want to help out our community and our church. Reporter: They plan on keeping their three children grounded. They're going to get a lot more dates. But -- that's important to the 15-year-old. They're going to stay grounded. And just don't change the way we've raised them. Reporter: Of course, the lohses did leave their press conference in a limousine. For abc news, john muller, abc

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