UPDATE: Coal Miner Win $1 Million Powerball Prize

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

UPDATE 10/7/13 @ 4 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A coal miner from Rupert has won a $1 million Powerball prize.

The West Virginia Lottery said Monday that David Feamster matched five numbers, missing only the Powerball number.

His ticket was one of only three $1 million winners nationally in the Oct. 2 drawing, which did not produce a jackpot winner.

Feamster said at a news conference in Charleston that his good fortune really hasn't sunk in yet.

The married father of three said the family plans to give to their church, pay off their house and save for the future.

Feamster bought the ticket at a Go Mart in Rainelle.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/7/13 @ 11:45 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - There's a potential A $1 million Powerball prize winner in West Virginia.

Lottery Director John Musgrave says someone contacted the Lottery with a ticket bought for the Oct. 2 drawing that matched five numbers but missed the Powerball number.

Musgrave says the ticket will be verified Monday. Pending verification, the winner will be introduced at a 2 p.m. news conference.

Eleven lottery tickets worth at least $1 million have been sold in West Virginia since January 2012.

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