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Winifred man claims $25,000 a Year for Life prize
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:44:40 GMT
The summer harvest might be close to over in Winifred, but not for Dale Smith, who won $25,000 a year for life with a Lucky For Life ticket purchased at the Winifred Grocery, 201 Main St; Winifred.

When Dale stopped by the grocery store, he was told he should "head home and check his ticket", because the grocery store knew they'd sold a winning ticket, and Dale's just one of a couple who play Lucky For Life in Winifred. So Dale called his wife and said, "check it out, we may have won $5,000." But she checks a little deeper, and says "You'd better come home."

Once Dale saw the numbers and the prize, he called his daughters and they planned a trip to Helena to collect their prize.

Once in town, the family decided to take the prize as a lump sum, which came to over $390,000 before taxes. Dale told us his wife and daughters spent the whole trip planning how to spend the money, and shopping for cars. When asked if they were going to stay and celebrate in Helena, the Smiths said no, they needed to get home to have a party with their four brothers.

This is the third $25,000 a year for life ticket that has been sold in Montana. Lucky for Life is the newest draw game product introduced by the Montana Lottery since Mega Millions was introduced in 2010. Lucky for Life boasts a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum and a secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $497 million in prizes and returned approximately $224 million to the State of Montana.

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Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results ? August 22
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:03:01 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Irwin Tools Night Race held at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,298.50

1st Prize winners:
2 - Sharing $649.20 (50% of Prize Pool)
- The Sting Sports Bar, Great Falls
- Jackpot Casino, Billings

2nd Prize winner:
- Paradise Falls, Missoula, $389.60 (30.00% of prize pool)

3rd Prize winner:
- Antler Bar, Choteau, $259.70 (20.00% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 1,146.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,126.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,119.00


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

Winifred man claims $25,000 a Year for Life prize
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:44:40 GMT
The summer harvest might be close to over in Winifred, but not for Dale Smith, who won $25,000 a year for life with a Lucky For Life ticket purchased at the Winifred Grocery, 201 Main St; Winifred.

When Dale stopped by the grocery store, he was told he should "head home and check his ticket", because the grocery store knew they'd sold a winning ticket, and Dale's just one of a couple who play Lucky For Life in Winifred. So Dale called his wife and said, "check it out, we may have won $5,000." But she checks a little deeper, and says "You'd better come home."

Once Dale saw the numbers and the prize, he called his daughters and they planned a trip to Helena to collect their prize.

Once in town, the family decided to take the prize as a lump sum, which came to over $390,000 before taxes. Dale told us his wife and daughters spent the whole trip planning how to spend the money, and shopping for cars. When asked if they were going to stay and celebrate in Helena, the Smiths said no, they needed to get home to have a party with their four brothers.

This is the third $25,000 a year for life ticket that has been sold in Montana. Lucky for Life is the newest draw game product introduced by the Montana Lottery since Mega Millions was introduced in 2010. Lucky for Life boasts a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum and a secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $497 million in prizes and returned approximately $224 million to the State of Montana.

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results - August 16
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:14:50 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Pure Michigan 400 held at Michigan International Speedway on August 16, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,187.40

1st Prize winner:
Halftime Sports Bar & Casino, Great Falls, $593.80 (50.00% of prize pool)

2nd Prize winner:
2 - Sharing $356.20 (30.00% of prize pool)
- Hangar, Glasgow
- Cadillac Jax, Billings

3rd Prize winner:
2 - Sharing $237.40 (20.00% of prize pool)
- Doc & Eddy's West, Billings
- Nickel's Gaming Parlour, Helena

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 896.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 889.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 873.00


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 - August 9
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:15:09 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Cheez-It 355 at The Watkins Glen International on August 9, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,132.10

1st Prize winner:
Mullan Magic Diamond, Missoula, $566.10 (50.00% of prize pool)

2nd Prize winner:
2 - Sharing $339.60 (30.00% of prize pool)
- Chinook Eagles Club 689, Chinook
- Halftime Sports Bar & Casino, Great Falls

3rd Prize winner:
Hooters Of Missoula, Missoula, $226.40 (20.00% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 715.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 684.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 682.00


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 - July 26
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:15:29 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Crown Royal Presents The Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Jul 26, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,184.00

1st Prize winner:
Maddhatters Pub, Inc., Glendive, $592.00 (50.00% of prize pool)

2nd Prize winner:
Mullan Magic Diamond, Missoula, $355.20 (30.00% of prize pool)

3rd Prize winner:
Paradise Falls, Missoula, $236.80 (20.00% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 869

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 853

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 836

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