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12-19-2016 Vietnam Vet Gets Early Christmas Surprise with $50,000 Powerball Win

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Carl New could not believe it. The Huttonsville man called the West Virginia Lottery’s automated phone system to check his Powerball tickets Sunday morning like he often does every Thursday and Sunday morning, but this time was different. He matched four numbers and the Powerball number for the Saturday drawing on one of his tickets, making that ticket worth $50,000. “I called the number back three times to triple check,” New said. “I then took it to the store to… View Article