2006-09-26 11:29:07.657

American Greetings Employees Share $10,000 Powerball Prize

Story Photo A group of 18 employees who work at American Greetings in Osceola, Ark., are sharing more than sentiments after their Powerball ticket matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball number drawn on Sept. 6. Anthony "Tony" McLean of Keiser, Ark., purchased the winning ticket for the group at Car Mac’s in Steele. Each member will receive approximately $555 each. The 17 other members of the group are: Linnie Sellers of Burdette, Ark.; Mae Harris King of Blytheville, Ark.; William Lewis of Cordova, Tenn.; Katherine Merritt of Etowah, Ark.; Bobby Bell, Delmar Ammons, Steve Son and Ronnie Wilson, all of Keiser, Ark.; Michelle Bryeans and Wana Jones, both of Luxora, Ark.; Mary McLean of Michigan City, Ind.; and Donna Duncan, Kim Easley, Ronnie Housman, Mary Meadows, John Stevenson and Rodney Stout, all of Osceola, Ark. McLean, a truck driver for American Greetings, said he has been buying tickets for his co-workers for the past year and a half. He collects $5 from each participant for each drawing, and the participants vary from draw to draw. He used Quick Pick to select the winning combination on Sept. 6. McLean said he will use his prize money to buy a Mississippi hunting and fishing license. The third-level Powerball prize increased from $5,000 to $10,000 one year ago on Aug. 28, 2005, when the game was redesigned for the fourth time since it started in April 1992.

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