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Platte woman wins $100,000 Powerball prize

For Immediate Release: 9/21/2004

(Pierre) - Luann Boyden of Platte is the state’s latest $100,000 Powerball winner. She correctly matched all five white numbers, but not the red Powerball number, for the Saturday, September 18, drawing.

Boyden, an employee at the 44 Road Stop in Platte, started her shift on Monday morning by checking the lotto tickets she had purchased there for Saturday’s drawing. She quickly discovered she held a $100,000 winning Powerball ticket.

"I had two other people check the numbers," Boyden said. "One of the other clerks looked at the ticket and started crying. Then I did, too. I had a really good day at work."

Boyden claimed her prize at the Pierre Lottery office on Tuesday. She is the 97th South Dakota player to win the Powerball game’s second-level prize since the game began in 1992. The 44 Road Stop will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

There was no Powerball jackpot winner for last Saturday’s drawing. The estimated jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $95 million. Powerball is played in 27 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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