EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSNEWEST WV MILLIONAIRE
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Newest Millionaire Is 65-Year-Old Contractor From Harts
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 20, 2012 5:49 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Terry Brumfield said he doesn't plan on changing his Christmas plans, but he said his family may be receiving a few more gifts.
Brumfield, 65, of Harts will have a little extra cash on hand as he was introduced Friday morning at West Virginia Lottery headquarters as the state's newest millionaire. He won $1 million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, matching five numbers.
You'll never believe what Brumfield did when he realized he won. He said he went home and took a nap. His wife had to wake him up to see if he even looked at the numbers on his ticket. "She said, 'Did you check your numbers?' And I said, 'Yeah.' And she said, 'Well, they say someone around here has won.' I said, 'Yeah, me.' She went to her knees," Brumfield said.
The ticket was purchased at the the Little General store on McClellan Highway in Harts. Lottery officials said the store will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Brumfield is a contractor with D&M Construction.
Lottery players have been lucky in West Virginia this year, with six of them becoming new millionaires in 2012. That's more than any other year since the lottery began 26 years ago.
West Virginia has a new millionaire.
A Powerball ticket was purchased at the Little General store on McClellan Highway in Harts that matched five numbers for Wednesday night’s drawing, according to a news release from the West Virginia Lottery.
Lottery Director John Musgrave will introduce the state's newest millionaire at a press conference at 9 a.m. Friday at lottery headquarters in Charleston pending the verification of the ticket, the lottery said.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates on this story.
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