The real excitement began on Thursday morning, when pool member James Dowell of Radcliff began checking their tickets. “On one set of numbers I started circling the numbers we’d matched. Before I knew it, we’d matched all first five numbers,” Dowell said. Not sure of what they’d won, he called Brent Biddle of
When running into another member of the group, Ken Vetter of
Word of their win quickly traveled to the rest of the group, although since Dowell works 3rd shift several of the members didn’t find out until Friday.
After calling the lottery five times to verify the winning numbers, Dowell also went to the store where he’d bought their ticket to have it checked. Dowell noticed a sign on the door of the West Point BP that said ‘We sold a $1 million Powerball ticket.’ “As I walked up to the clerk she told me that the winning ticket hadn’t been claimed. Dowell replied, “It has now.”
As for as what they’ll do with the money, several spoke up and said they’d pay off bills. Dowell plans to remodel his house, while Bobby Carter of
After taxes, members will receive around $46,000. The retailer, West Point BP on