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TODAY's Takeaway: Powerball pay day, William talks George 

Aug. 14, 2013 at 2:27 PM ET

Will Seeley opts for the woods, Will talks George and Natalie inspires middle siblings everywhere.
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Will Seeley opts for the woods, Will talks George and Natalie inspires middle siblings everywhere.

1. Will Seeley, the hilarious “Ocean’s 16” Powerball winner, stopped by Studio 1A to chat with Matt about his $3.8 million pay check. After pseudo-joking about quitting his job (“I just might disappear into the woods and hunt and fish every day”), he revealed that he’s going to use the money to help his cancer-stricken father.

“I just told him, ‘You don’t have to worry about nothing financially except getting healthy and beating cancer,’” Seeley told Matt.

Video: Will and Donna Seeley are two of the 16 members of an office pool who hit one of the biggest jackpots of all time. Will says his father now has “nothing to worry about” in terms of paying for his cancer treatments.

2. Jeff Rossen reported that a Michigan doctor has been telling his patients they have cancer, even when they don't, and then prescribing chemotherapy as part of an alleged $35 million Medicare fraud.

Video: Investigators say a doctor in Michigan has been telling people they have cancer, even when they didn’t, and then giving them chemotherapy as part of an alleged $35 million Medicare fraud. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.

3. The late-night-in-the-morning fun continues! Jimmy Fallon admitted to Savannah that he’s a bit anxious about replacing Jay Leno next year.

"It's a little nerve-wracking but exciting to step into his shoes,” he said. "I hope I make him proud."

Video: “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon opened up to TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie about his transition into Jay Leno’s chair as host of the “Tonight Show,” and his uncanny ability to get celebrities to do ridiculous things. He also told her how good a guest she is.

4. Prince William spoke officially Wednesday for the first time since his son’s birth.

“He’s pretty loud and, of course, extremely good-looking,” William joked about 3-week-old George.

William also held a falcon, inspiring us to create an amazing slideshow featuring royals with animals. Yes, Harry’s in there. In overalls. With a pony.

Video: In his first official appearance since the birth of the royal baby, the Duke of Cambridge spoke about his new son, Prince George. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

5. Remember when Natalie told millions of viewers that her sister tricked her into drinking pee when she was a kid? Well, that inspired a bevy of horrible and hysterical sibling horror stories from fans on Twitter and Facebook.

Video: Natalie’s hilarious story Tuesday about her older sister forcing her to drink pee has sparked a national conversation online about all the horrors people faced at the hands of their own siblings.

Tomorrow on TODAY: We'll meet Natalie, Al and Willie’s siblings!

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!

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