UPDATE: Powerball winner, is a Rupert coal miner

Local - 10/7/2013 11:45 PM by Courtney Rosemond
UPDATE 10/7/2013 - A coal miner from Rupert has won a $1 million Powerball prize.

The West Virginia Lottery said Monday that David Feamster matched five numbers, missing only the Powerball number. His ticket was one of only three $1 million winners nationally in the Oct. 2 drawing, which did not produce a jackpot winner.

Feamster said at a news conference in Charleston that his good fortune really hasn't sunk in yet. The married father of three said the family plans to give to their church, pay off their house and save for the future.

RAINELLE - There's a new millionaire thanks to Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, but the winner has yet to come forward. Public relations director at the West Virginia Lottery Randy Burnside tells Newswatch that the million dollar winning ticket was sold at the Go-Mart in Rainelle.  Burnside says that the ticket was a match five and just missed the Powerball. The winning numbers are four, six, 25, 42, 51, with a Powerball of 17.  

Rainelle resident Crystal Kessler says, "I think Rainelle has been getting bad wrap here lately, and I think it's about time something good came from it. It's a beautiful town. A lot of people they help each other out, and now I think maybe someone can do some real good."

Burnside encourages the winner to call 304-558-0500 extension 250. 


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