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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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Lottery News & Winners

Lucky for Life winner!
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:41:26 GMT


We had the pleasure of meeting another one of our Lucky for Life winners today. Mary Golt of Great Falls claimed her $5,000 win with a ticket purchased at Albertsons, 2250 10th Ave S.; Great Falls. Mary is a retired Lottery retailer and was very happy about her win. There is still one more $5,000 Lucky for Life winner out there from the March 16 drawing. Check your tickets!

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results ? March 22
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:13:13 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,883.00

Number of 1st Prize winners:
1 ? Wolf Den, Three Forks $941.60 (50.00% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
2 - Sharing $564.80 (30.00% of prize pool)
- Hooters of Missoula, Missoula $282.40
- Chinook Eagles Club 689, Chinook $282.40

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
2 ? Sharing $376.60 (20.00% of prize pool)
- Silver Slipper, Missoula $188.30
- Club Royale Casino, Miles City $188.30

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 839.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 837.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 827.00

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

Harlowton couple claims $20,000 Powerball prize
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:14:15 GMT
This small town couple are big time winners! Michael and Sandy Wilde of Harlowton came to Lottery headquarters today to prove that persistence really does pay off. They have been playing the same numbers for years, two of which are their daughter?s birth month and day, and on March 14 their tenacity paid off.

Michael purchased their Powerball ticket at Migi Mart, Hwy 12 East; Harlowton and matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball, winning him $10,000 and because he had the foresight to pay the extra $1 for the Powerplay option, his prize was doubled to $20,000.

Michael always checks his Lottery tickets at a Lottery ticket checker and knew immediately when he scanned his winning ticket that it was a big winner. He ran over and checked the winning numbers against his ticket and was floored when he realized how much he had won.

Michael and Sandy plan to use their Lottery winnings to pay some bills and put the rest in savings.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night with a current jackpot of $50 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.

Hall man claims $12,000 Scratch prize
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:55:24 GMT
Monday might not be everyone?s favorite day, but for James Parrotte of Hall, Monday couldn?t come quick enough. James went down to Fic?s Kwik Six on 410 E. Front St. in Drummond last Sunday and purchased three ?Groovy Crossword? tickets. One of those tickets turned out to be a $12,000 winner and James could not wait to come down and claim it.

James is an avid Scratch player and was stunned when he realized he had won the top Scratch prize. James stated that ?he originally was only going to buy only two Scratch tickets, but decided last minute to buy three instead?. James? last minute decision really paid off, because that third ticket was the winning $12,000 ticket!

James headed over to Lottery headquarters in Helena first thing Monday morning and was still in shock when he arrived. James plans on using his winnings to start his own auto detailing business.

?Groovy Crossword?? debuted September 10, 2014 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.

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results ? March 15
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:44:28 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the CampingWorld.com 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway on March 15, 2015.

Total Prize Pool: $1,945.80

Number of 1st Prize winners:
8 ? Sharing $972.80 (50.00% of prize pool)
- Paradise Falls, Missoula $121.60
- Suds Hut, Helena $121.60
- The Sitting Duck, Bigfork $121.60
- Aero Lounge, Chinook $121.60
- Chinook Eagles Club 689, Chinook $121.60
- EZ Mark Casino, Harlem $121.60
- Ed?s Tavern, Conrad $121.60
- Halftime Sports Bar & Casino, Great Falls $121.60

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
6 - Sharing $583.80 (30.00% of prize pool)
- Cat?s Paw, Bozeman $97.30
- Chinook Eagles Club 689, Chinook $97.30
- EZ Mark Casino, Harlem $97.30
- Treasure Mountain Casino, Libby $97.30
- Cedar Ridge Casino, Laurel $97.30
- Doc & Eddy?s West Billings $97.30

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
1 ? Yellowstone Tavern, Miles City $389.20 (20.00% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 1,078.00

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,052.00

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,048.00

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