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Coal miner wins $1 million Powerball

Commissioner John Musgrave presents check to David Feamster and family.

A coal miner is the state’s newest millionaire after winning the West Virginia Powerball.

State Lottery Commissioner John Musgrave announced Monday David Feamster from Rupert is the latest one million dollar Powerball winner. He matched five numbers from last Wednesday’s drawing, missing only the Powerball number.

A father of three, Feamster and his wife say they already have plans for the money. He says they will donate to their church, pay off their mortgage and put some in savings.

His ticket was one of only three nationally to match five from that particular drawing and no one won the jackpot by matching all six numbers. Feamster bought his winning ticket at a gas station in Rainelle.