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December 10, 2012

Joplin Woman Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

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In addition to a large jackpot winner from the record Powerball jackpot run, two players in Missouri won a $1 million Match 5 prize in the Nov. 28 drawing. A Joplin woman claimed one of those prizes on Dec. 4. Terri Bullard, 52, presented her winning ticket at the Missouri Lottery office in Springfield nearly one week after discovering she was a winner of $1 million.

Bullard said she is not a regular player, but she used a series of “significant numbers” when the jackpot reached the record high of $550 million. She bought the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 4800 S. Rangeline Road, in Joplin. Casey’s General Store received a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

She offered no plans for the windfall, saying only that she was grateful for the win.

“You can’t win if you don’t play,” she added.

Bullard, who lived in the Joplin area during the 2011 storm, was unaffected by the tornado.

Powerball is a multi-Lottery Draw Game with jackpots that start at $40 million. Players win $1 million for matching five white-ball numbers. The winning numbers for Nov. 28 were:  5, 16, 22, 23 and 29.

The other $1 million winning ticket from Nov. 28 was sold in Kansas City.

 

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