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Billings couple claims $30,000 Powerball with Power Play prize
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:30:21 GMT
With the third highest Powerball jackpot getting attention across the nation before getting hit Wednesday night in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico, the excitement has settled for many Powerball players. But not for one Billings couple after learning they had a winning ticket from the drawing, where the jackpot reached $564 million.

Tracy and Janna Ostermiller claimed a $30,000 Powerball ticket from the February 11 drawing. The ticket was purchased at the Trading Post, 1225 Mullowney Ln.; Billings.

Tracy checked their tickets, knowing that there wasn't a jackpot winner in Montana, and noticed three matching numbers and the Powerball number. He set the tickets aside and looked at them again closer when he noticed a fourth matching number!

He texted Janna, who was working, and asked her to call him. Getting no phone call, he texted again telling her to call him and included $$$$$ in the message. The dollar signs got her attention but she still didn't believe they won. She had to see the ticket to believe it and they are still in shock over their win! They advised other players to double check their tickets and never give up.

The Ostermillers paid the extra $1 for the Power Play option, which multiplies any non-jackpot wins up to 5X. Because the Power Play number on Wednesday was 3, this changed the ticket from a $10,000 win to a $30,000 win. The couple plans to use their winnings to pay some bills, put some towards racing vehicles, and have a good Valentine's Day.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night with a current jackpot of $40 million.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.

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Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results ? March 1
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:02:42 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,742.60

Number of 1st Prize winners:
1 ? Wye West Lounge, Missoula $871.30 (50.00% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
1- Chrome Bar, Absarokee $522.80 (30.00% of prize pool)

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
1 ? Moose Lodge 2190, Colstrip $348.50 (20.00% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 841.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 813.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 796.00

Montana Sports Action is a Fantasy Sports Wagering game facilitated by the Montana Lottery on behalf of the Montana Board of Horse Racing.

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results ? February 22
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:21:18 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015.
Total Prize Pool: $2,046.00

Number of 1st Prize winners:
2 ? Sharing $1,023.00 (50.00% of prize pool)
- Corral Bar, Steakhouse, Motel, Big Sky $511.50
- Phil & Tim?s, Boulder $511.50

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
2- Sharing $613.80 (30.00% of prize pool)
- Corvallis Tavern, Inc., Corvallis $306.90
- Pit Stop Tavern, Black Eagle $306.90

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
3- Sharing $409.20 (20.00% of prize pool)
- Cat?s Paw, Bozeman $136.40
- Sagebrush Lounge & Casino, Glasgow $136.40
- Lisac?s Tri Stop, Butte $136.40

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 878.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 864.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 858.00

Montana Sports Action is a Fantasy Sports Wagering game facilitated by the Montana Lottery on behalf of the Montana Board of Horse Racing.

Great Falls woman claims $25,000 Scratch prize
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:58:50 GMT
Three dollars doesn?t get you much these days, unless you play the Montana Lottery. Kalli Kramer of Great Falls turned three dollars into $25,000 when she won big off of a Scratch ticket. Kalli came in to Lottery headquarters to claim a $25,000 Scratch top prize she won while playing ?Wild West Slingo? with a ticket she purchased at Town Pump, 401 10th Ave S.; Great Falls.

Kalli scratched her tickets while she was in Town Pump and couldn?t believe her eyes when she realized she had won $25,000! She was in such shock that she thought the ticket had to be fake. She read it over several times and then brought it to the clerk at Town Pump to have him check it. Once she realized she had really won she was overjoyed!

Kalli plans to buy a car with her winnings and then save the rest.

?Wild West Casino?? debuted December 17, 2014 with top prizes up to $25,000.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.

North Dakota man claims $75,000 Scratch prize
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:46:29 GMT
Mike Kilday from Williston, ND came in to Lottery headquarters today with his wife to claim a $75,000 Scratch top prize he won while playing ?Golden Casino? with a ticket he purchased at Val-Am Stop & Go, 110 Sixth W.; Culbertson.

Mike was driving to a youth hockey game in Montana and stopped at the Val-Am Stop & Go for some coffee. He told the clerk behind the counter to use his $13 in change towards Scratch tickets. The clerk picked some tickets at random and one of them ended up being a $75,000 winner!

Mike plans to go on a vacation with his family, buy a new toy for himself, and save the rest.

?Golden Casino?? debuted November 26, 2014 with top prizes up to $75,000.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.

Idaho man claims $12,000 Scratch top prize
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:33:53 GMT
David Staatz from Smelterville, Idaho came in to Lottery headquarters today with his family to claim a $12,000 Scratch top prize he won while playing "Pot 'O Gold Bingo" with a ticket he purchased at Town Pump, 6 Woodside Cutoff Rd.; Victor.

David and his wife, Mary, were in Corvallis awaiting the arrival of a grandchild. Mary said, "We're going to have 20 grandchildren by the end of this year!" Joining them at Lottery headquarters was one of their granddaughters, Alaura.

David and Mary plan to use their winnings to drive to North Carolina in a few weeks for the arrival of another grandchild. "I was debating whether we should go," said David. "Now with this money, we're going! It's making our daughter there very happy!"

"Pot 'O Gold Bingo" debuted January 21, 2015 with top prizes up to $12,000.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.