West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave introduced Robert Carter of Poca as West Virginia's newest millionaire at a press conference in Charleston this morning.
"I have been playing the lottery a long time and the most I have ever won until now is seven dollars," Carter said. "It is an amazing feeling."
Carter purchased two easy pick tickets at the Go Mart (#83) in Poca and missed only the Powerball number on his match-5 winner. The numbers drawn for Saturday, August 2, were 12-26-44-46-47 and the Powerball number was 29. Had he spent an extra $1 for the Powerplay option ? he would have won $2 million instead of $1 million.
He actually found out that he had won from his family.
"I actually found out while driving to visit my sister. I had gotten in one of those dark spots, where you can't get any reception and as soon as I got out of that I must have had 100 calls from my wife and daughter that we had won five numbers out of six."
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