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Barboursville woman claims $1M

Mar. 08, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

HUNTINGTON — Mary Carr, of Barboursville, has claimed the $1 million prize from Huntington's winning Powerball ticket.

Carr, who is married to Harold Carr, spoke to reporters Friday morning after meeting with lottery officials in Charleston. She intends to use the money pay bills and perhaps buy a new car.

The couple is retired and has frequenlty played the lottery for at least 30 years.

The winning ticket, which matched the first five numbers in Wednesday’s drawing, was purchased at the One Stop convenience store and gasoline station. The store is located in the 1400 block of U.S. 60 near an intersection with Roby Road.

It was one of two, $1 million tickets sold in West Virginia for Wednesday night’s drawing. The other was purchased at the Julian Mini-Mart in Julian, W.Va. State officials are still awaiting contact from the Julian winner.

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