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'The Beckley 27' to share $1m Powerball prize

February 19, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than two dozen people will share a $1 million Powerball prize.

West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave says the 27-member group bought a ticket at RJ's Dry Hill Merchants in Beckley that matched five numbers for the Feb. 8 Powerball drawing.

Musgrave says the group is now known as "The Beckley 27". Each member will receive more than $25,000.

Two group members, Diana Slone and Lisa Stadelman, claimed the prize on Tuesday.

Slone says most of the winners are employees at The Register-Herald in Beckley.

The Beckley ticket was the fourth $1 million ticket sold in West Virginia for Powerball and Mega Millions drawings since Dec. 17, 2013. Two tickets haven't been claimed.

 
 

 

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