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Barboursville WV woman claims $1 million Powerball prize

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Mary Carr of Barboursville became the latest West Virginia Lottery $1 million winner March 8.

West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave introduced Carr during a news conference in Charleston.

Musgrave said two "Match 5" tickets were sold for the March 6 drawing, and a ticket holder in Julian who has not yet come forward, is another $1 million winner.

This marks the first time two Powerball tickets worth $1 million each were sold at separate locations for the same drawing in West Virginia.

Carr is the 53rd person to win or share a prize of $1 million or more in West Virginia Lottery history, since 1986. The unidentified Julian winner will make the 54th, and eight of those wins have happened in the past 15 months, according to the West Virginia Lottery.

Carr and her husband, Harold, are both retired, and say the plan to use the prize money to pay bills.

"My husband and I have played the lottery probably for 30 years," Mary Carr said. "I was cooking breakfast yesterday morning and he was checking the numbers in the newspaper.

"He said he thought we won and his hands were just shaking. We still can't believe it."

The Carrs purchased their ticket at One Stop #3516 at 1413 U.S. Route 60 in Huntington, and the other ticket was sold at Julian Mini Mart in Julian.