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This husband didn’t listen to his wife — but it paid off big time.

Staten Island homemaker Nancy Viola, 37, ended up with a jackpot pay-out of $169 million.

Nancy instructed her husband, a New York City Police officer to buy Powerball tickets from the store, but he went rogue—and bought the cheaper Mega Millions ticket instead.

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The ticket was an instant winner on January 8.

Besides the initial screams coming from their home when she saw the matching numbers, the couple kept it quiet until they could assemble a financial team. They claimed the lottery ticket this week and chose to receive their prize in one lump sum, an after tax payment of more than $64 million.

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