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Miner wins $1 million Powerball lotto prize

A coal miner from West Virginia has won a $1 million Powerball prize.

The West Virginia Lottery said this week that David Feamster of Rupert, W.Va., matched five numbers, missing only the Powerball number. His ticket was one of only three $1 million winners nationally in the Oct. 2 drawing, which did not produce a jackpot winner.

Feamster said he came home from work and his wife told him someone who bought a ticket at the Go Mart in Rainelle had won $1 million, so his sons checked the numbers online and they found out they had won.

“I never thought this would happen and it has not really sunk in yet,” Feamster said at a news conference, according to a news release from the Lottery.

The married father of three said the family already has plans for the windfall.

“We are going to give to our church, pay off our house and put some back for the future,” Feamster said.

The Go Mart received $10,000 for selling the ticket.

The winning numbers were 4-6-25-42-51 and the Powerball number was 17. Feamster let the computer pick his numbers.

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