The 57th person to win a lottery prize of $1 million or more
in West Virginia is actually a
Doug Gillispie, a retired coal miner, decided to split his
million dollar winnings with his children.
The Gillispie family is from Julian,
WV and they came forward to cash in their
ticket on March 8.
West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave introduced the
Gillispies at a press conference.
Musgrave says that two match 5 tickets were sold for last Wednesday's
The other winners Mary and Harold Carr purchased their ticket
at the One Stop on U.S. Route 60 in Huntington,
while the Gillispie family bought their ticket at the Julian Mini Mart in
Mary Carr of Barbousville claimed her $1 million check
earlier on March 8.
This is the first time that two Powerball tickets worth $1
million each were sold at separate locations for the same drawing in West
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