2 W.Va. lottery winners claim $1M prizes

CHARLESTON (AP) — Two West Virginia Lottery customers have claimed $1 million prizes that they won in a Powerball drawing.

Mary Carr of Barboursville and Doug Gillispie of Julian picked up their checks Friday. They were the purchasers of two winning match 5 tickets sold for last Wednesday’s drawing.

Carr said she and her husband, who are both retired, will use their winnings to pay bills. Gillispie, a retired coal miner, said he is splitting his winnings with his three children.

Gillispie bought his winning ticket at the Julian Mini Mart in Boone County. Carr purchased her ticket at a One Stop store in Huntington. Lottery official say it’s the first time two Powerball tickets worth $1 million each were sold at separate locations for the same drawing in West Virginia.

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