Nearly $9 Million In Prizes Paid To Traditional Game Players In MarchApril 1, 2009
Winners of prizes from the state’s traditional lottery games, those excluding video and table games, took home $8.7 million in March, according to West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave.
Of those prizes, Musgrave said instant game winnings totaled $6.7 million, while those from on-line games such as Powerball and the nightly drawings paid more than $2 million.
He said the total prize payout from traditional games for February was $9.3 million, while that from January was $8.5 million. “Clearly, when we have a jackpot win, or a situation such as that in February when there was a $1 million PowerPlay Powerball winner, the figures are higher…the March totals are representative of sales for an average month of activity.”
Among top cash winners claimed in March were three $100,000 Price Is Right prizes. They were claimed by players from Arizona, Huntington, and Salt Rock. The Arizona player bought his ticket from One Stop in Rainelle; Rich Oil 3966 in Barboursville sold both winning tickets to the players from Huntington and Salt Rock.
A $50,000 Strike It Rich prize was claimed by a player from Reston, Virginia from a ticket sold by King Street BP in Martinsburg. A $40,000 Feelin’ Lucky instant game prize was claimed by a resident of Davis; the ticket was purchased at Mountaintop Citgo.
A Prosperity resident won $21,000 from a Kings and Queens ticket that was bought at Little General in Bradley and a $15,000 Scratch Keno prize was won by a West Hamlin resident from a ticket purchased at Clark’s Pump N Shop.
Powerball cash prizes included a $200,000 prize claimed by a Shady Springs player. The ticket was purchased at Shop Rite. A $20,000 Powerball prize was won by an Ohio resident from a ticket bought at Island Exxon in Wheeling and a $10,000 prize was claimed by a resident of White Sulphur Springs from a ticket purchased at Stop-In Food Store.
Among Daily4 players, a $20,000 prize was claimed by a resident of Parkersburg from a ticket sold by Marathon Food Mart and a $15,000 ticket was sold to a player in Greenbank by Henry’s Quick Stop.
Three $25,000 Cash25 prizes were won. The winners were from Cross Lanes, Lewisburg, and Walker. The tickets were bought at Go Mart, Cornerstone Grocery, and Double Play Enterprises, respectively.