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Great Falls couple claims $1 million Powerball prize
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:12:27 GMT
Consistency was key for our big Powerball winners from Great Falls. They have played the same set of numbers on their tickets for over two and a half years and it paid off March 4 to the tune of $1 million!

Ryan and Dee-Dee Burke claimed a $1,000,000 Powerball ticket from the March 4 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Cenex Zip Trip, 1608 Fox Farm Rd.; Great Falls.

Ryan is a career and volunteer firefighter and was enjoying a day off on the ski hill when he found out he had a winning ticket. Fighting his disbelief instead of a fire, Ryan picked up his wife and told her in person they were big winners! She had to see the ticket for herself to believe the great news.

The Burkes have a large family, and their kids are excited for them. They hope that their parents use some of their winnings to treat themselves. The couple plans to use their Lottery winnings to pay some bills, put some in savings, and hopefully take a nice vacation.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night with a current jackpot of $119 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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Butte man claims $10,000 Scratch prize
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:19:46 GMT
Scratch fever is catching! We had another big Scratch winner come to Lottery headquarters today to claim their prize. Joseph Obenhoff of Butte claimed his $10,000 Scratch prize that he won while playing "$250,000 Instant Jackpot" with a ticket purchased at Town Pump, 531 S Montana.; Butte.

Joseph had purchased his winning Scratch ticket a month ago. He had placed it in his briefcase and forgot all about it. While waiting for his son today he stumbled upon the ticket and decided to scratch it while he waited. To his surprise, he found out that he had been carrying around a $10,000 ticket in his briefcase for a month!

Joseph and his son drove directly to Helena when they realized they had won. Joseph plans on using his winnings to pay some bills but stated that "he will do at least one fun thing with his winnings."

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.


Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results for April 25
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:13:43 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,572.30

Number of 1st Prize winners:
1 - Paradise Falls, Missoula, $786.20 (50.00% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
2 - Sharing, $471.60 (30.00% of prize pool)
- Marvin?s Bar, Missoula, $235.80
- Doc & Eddy?s West, Billings, $235.80

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
1 - Bullseye Casino, Helena, $314.50 (20.00% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 1,103.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,100.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,083.00

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 man claims $175,000 Scratch prize
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:43:23 GMT
Imagine being at work and buying a Scratch ticket on a break. Now imagine scratching that ticket and realizing you had won $175,000. Would you leave work immediately or would you finish out your shift while in shock? For Alan Hall of Great Falls, the decision was easy. As soon as he found out he had won $175,000 playing the Monopoly Scratch game with a ticket purchased at Loaf ?N Jug, 900 First Ave N.; Great Falls, he left work and drove straight to Lottery headquarters in Helena.

Alan loves to buy Scratch tickets and stated that ?this is his biggest win.? Alan only had to scratch off one spot on the ticket to realize that he won the grand prize. He stood in shock, staring at the ticket for a long time until the shock wore off and excitement set in.

Alan, a roofing contractor, plans on using his winning to purchase a small home in Great Falls.

?Monopoly? debuted July 16, 2014 with top prizes up to $175,000.

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.

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results ? April 19
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:40:19 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,602.00

Number of 1st Prize winners:
1 ? Halftime Sports Bar & Casino, Great Falls $801.00 (50.00% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
1 - Paradise Falls, Missoula $480.60 (30.00% of prize pool)

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
1 ? Gravel Bar, Ennis $320.40 (20.00% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 961.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 953.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 941.00

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

Helena woman claims $210,000 Montana Cash Prize
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:40:44 GMT
We found out we had a $210,000 Montana Cash winner over two weeks ago. We have been anxiously waiting to meet our winner and today we finally got to meet her. Eileen O?Brian of Helena claimed the $210,000 Montana Cash jackpot from the April 1 drawing, with a ticket purchased at Holiday, 401 Euclid Ave.; Helena.

Eileen usually buys her multi-draw Powerball and Montana Cash tickets once every two weeks and uses a combination of numbers from birthdays and important dates pertaining to her children and grandchildren. When she finally checked her tickets a week ago she was pleasantly surprised to find out that all her persistence had paid off. With three kids and thirteen grandchildren, Eileen stated that ?there are plenty of ideas she has for spending her winnings.?

Montana Cash is one of the Montana Lottery?s longest running games and re-launched May 11, 2014, with exciting changes. Jackpots now start at $40,000 and increase until it is won. With these changes, jackpots have been able to grow bigger, meaning more money for Montana Cash players. In addition, there are all new prize levels and the overall odds are improved. The Montana Cash jackpot is $70,000 for Saturday?s drawing.

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