Six Vermont State Employees Split $100,000 Powerball Prize

Dec 3, 2004, 1:59 pm (10 comments)

Vermont Lottery

The Vermont Lottery announced Wednesday that Stephen Brochu, Louella Buckles, Rose Dutil, Norma Gregory, Mary Lou Jacobs and Manon Perrault came forward on November 23 to claim their $100,000 Powerball prize from the November 20 drawing.

The six winners are all employees from the Vermont Department of Employment and Training located in Newport. They are regular Powerball players who each put in $1 per drawing to purchase tickets for the group.

The player who purchases the tickets traditionally checks Saturday's winning numbers on Sunday at the Lottery website, but was unable to do so until Monday at work where they all discovered their luck.

Plans for the prize money include a new television, a family trip to South Carolina, $2,000 towards a daughter's school trip to Russia, and "just to have a nice Christmas."

Vermont Lottery games are sold at over 700 agent locations throughout Vermont.

All profits from the Vermont Lottery are used to support the Vermont Education Fund.  Vermont Lottery officials encourage everyone to play responsibly.

Lottery Post Staff

Comments

Badger's avatarBadger

I know that a lot of comments will probably be regarding how they are lottery employes and the posibility of them committing fraud. But my main comment is:

They bought 6 tickets and got all 5 of 5 ? So much for the idea that you have to spend hours researching the numbers again !

Luck goes a long way......<sigh>

twisted's avatartwisted
Quote: Originally posted by Badger on December 3, 2004

I know that a lot of comments will probably be regarding how they are lottery employes and the posibility of them committing fraud. But my main comment is:

They bought 6 tickets and got all 5 of 5 ? So much for the idea that you have to spend hours researching the numbers again !

Luck goes a long way......<sigh>








From what I read I dont think they are lottery employees
Todd's avatarTodd

The story states that they are employees of the Vermont Department of Employment and Training.  Not the Lottery.

Badger's avatarBadger
Quote: Originally posted by Todd on December 3, 2004


The story states that they are employees of the Vermont Department of Employment and Training.  Not the Lottery.



AHAH ! That's what I get for failing my Evelyn Wood course !

Still amazed though that they got all 5 of 5 with 6 tickets.

Todd's avatarTodd

Badger: Even more amazing is when someone wins a jackpot with a single Quick Pick.  That is called FATE.

Badger's avatarBadger
Quote: Originally posted by Todd on December 3, 2004


Badger: Even more amazing is when someone wins a jackpot with a single Quick Pick.  That is called FATE.


Do you know if that has ever happened in Powerball? (and here I've been spending $3 per drawing....and wasting money   )
jim695

Corruption is unlikely here in any case, since the PowerBall drawing is conducted in Virginia.

Good for them!

jennyjo

vernont winners,drive on down to south carolina and bring the luck

Todd's avatarTodd
Quote: Originally posted by jim695 on December 4, 2004



Corruption is unlikely here in any case, since the PowerBall drawing is conducted in Virginia.

Good for them!




No, the Powerball drawing is conducted in Iowa.
jim695

I spoke with Iowa Lottery security this morning to verify Todd's vicious lies, and was told that PowerBall has always been conducted in Iowa, except during their remote drawing tours, when they travel to different states to promote the game. I explained the situation I've put myself in, and even stressed my embarrassment over it, but they politely refused to move the game to Virginia to vindicate me. Go figure. 

Ordinarily, I'm more careful about checking my facts before I post.

Thanks for correcting this error.

Incidentally, another interesting feature about the Iowa Lottery is that they use Illinois' numbers for their daily Pick-3 and Pick-4 games. To my knowledge, they're the only state that does this, but I think it's a good idea; it eliminates a lot of suspicion on one side and a lot of temptation on the other. 

They use a random number generator to draw their $100,000.00 Cash Game (they report no problems "so far"), but they have no plans at this time to use their RNG in any of their other on-line games.             

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