August 31, 2012
Air Force Base Group Wins $1,000,000 Powerball Prize Sold in Malad
BOISE, Idaho – Nicknamed “Dreams Recalculated,”
a group of nine co-workers from the 75th Medical Group at Hill Air
Force Base in Layton, Utah, lived up to the group’s namesake today when they
claimed a $1,000,000 Powerball prize from a ticket purchased in Malad, Idaho for last Saturday night’s draw.
group’s leaders Ju Nare
Cope from Ogden, Utah and Michelle Allgaier from
South Weber, Utah started their office pool in late March of this year. After matching the first five numbers, but
not the Powerball on Saturday night, news that the group had won big spread
Monday morning we knew we’d won a big prize when we matched those first five
numbers, we just didn’t know how much it was at first,” said Cope. “Then ‘miss eye-spy Michelle’ went on the
Internet and found out we had won one million dollars. That news spread like
wildfire. The office was electric!”
Allgaier used the Idaho Lottery’s “Pool Party” interactive website
dedicated to educating players interested in starting an office pool to get
information for starting “Dreams Recalculated.”
She made sure the group’s paperwork, rules, and participation were all in order.
did a lot of research, made every one of our participants sign contracts, and
then everyone put in $10 once every five weeks,” explained Allgaier
on the group’s meticulous planning process. “We’ve only spent $450 on tickets
since starting the group around the time of that big Mega Millions jackpot.”
right, only $450 to win $111,111 each?
I’m good, I’ve got no complaints,” added Cope.
Cope and Allgaier in Boise to claim the group’s
prizes were Paulene Coleman also of Ogden, Candy
Davis from Clinton, Utah, Marty Kessler from Clinton, Utah, and Curtis Sanders
from Layton, Utah. Three other players,
Helen Frazier from Willard, Utah, Joyce Kenney from Mountain Green, Utah, and
Christy Snow from Hill AFB, Utah, were also claimants.
of the group plan to invest their winnings and pay down debts. In addition, Cope, Allgaier,
and Candy Davis are planning trips to Hawai’i with their winnings.
winning ticket was sold at Thomas Market in Malad,
Idaho. For their part in selling the
winning ticket, Thomas Market will receive a bonus from the Idaho Lottery for
is Idaho’s fourth seven figure winner on Powerball since mid-June. The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s
draw is an estimated $80,000,000.
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