GREAT FALLS — The Montana Lottery has awarded $213,149 in prizes since October 25, according to a press release from the agency.
Prizes greater than $5,000:
- Michelle Raffaell of Billings won $8,231 on October 24 playing Big Sky Bonus. Raffaell bought her winning ticket at Albertons on N. 27th Street in Billings.
- Bryan Evans of Great Falls won $64,729 on October 25 playing MT Slots. Evans bought his winning ticket at Diamond D Casino in Missoula.
- Donald Running Crane of Valier won $5,589 on October 28 playing Big Sky Bonus. Running Crane bought his winning ticket at Mountain View Co-op in Fairfield.
- Dennis Miller of Flaxville won $6,843 on October 28 playing Shake-A-Day. Miller bought his winning ticket at RY Trail Bar & Grill in Flaxville.
- Robin Patton of Kalispell won $9,579 on October 28 playing Big Sky bonus. Patton bought her winning ticket at Cenex Zip Trip on E. Idaho in Kalispell.
- Bethann Korst of Great Falls won $ $6,257 playing Big Sky Bonus on October 31. Korst bought her winning ticket at Loaf ‘N Jug on 2nd Avenue North in Great Falls.
- Lesley Hayhurst of Helena won $30,000 on October 31 playing Crossword Multiplier. Hayhurst bought her winning ticket at Cenex Zip Trip on N. Montana Avenue in Helena.
- Betty Mayers of Missoula won $50,000 on November 4 playing Powerball. Mayers bought her winning ticket at Albertsons on Russell Street. in Missoula.
- Adell Marker of Lewiston won $12,000 on November 4 playing Secret Santa/Love to Win. Adell bought her winning ticket at Albertsons on W. Janeaux Street. in Lewiston.
In related news, the Montana Lottery posted on Facebook on Thursday morning with some exciting news for one lucky person.
They posted: "Something BIG happened last night! A Powerball player in Great Falls WON $2 MILLION!!! The winning ticket was purchased at Albertsons on 10th. Ave. South. Check those tickets, Great Falls! We have a big BIG check waiting for you!!"
Although the ticket was bought in Great Falls, that does not necessarily mean that the winner lives in Great Falls. The Powerball website shows that nobody won the big jackpot, but confirms that a player in Montana won the Match 5+ Power Play for the November 6th drawing.
We look forward to finding out who the lucky person is - and if that person is reading this, MTN News would love to hear from you!