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June 23, 2008

Hazelwood Woman Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

A Hazelwood woman claimed a $1 million prize won using Powerball’s Power Play feature.  Patty Bigbee, 43, won the $1 million prize when her ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn June 11 to win the second-level prize of $200,000.  Since she used the $1 Power Play feature and the Power Play number drawn was five, the prize multiplied to $1 million.

Bigbee credits her fiancé with the $1 million win.

"He wanted me to play Powerball, but I told him that I never win playing that game," Bigbee said.  "I guess I can’t say that now. 

Bigbee purchased her winning ticket at Howdershell BP, 6250 Howdershell Road in Hazelwood.  She let the computer select the winning numbers:  7, 18, 21, 28 and 49.

Bigbee said she plans to use her winnings to buy a house, a car, share with her friends and family and treat her cat, Black, "like royalty."

For an extra $1 per play, Powerball’s Power Play feature offers the chance to multiply prizes, excluding the jackpot, up to five times the normal payout.  After each Wednesday or Saturday Powerball drawing, a wheel is spun to select a number from two to five to determine how much prize, excluding the jackpot, will be multiplied for players who select the Power Play option.





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