West Virginia Powerball millionaire makes public appearance, sets sights on seeing state


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CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The West Virginia winner of $2 million in the multi-state Powerball game is a 64-year-old small business owner from Parkersburg.

The West Virginia Lottery introduced David Tefft on Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Charleston.

Tefft matched five numbers from the Dec. 20 Powerball drawing, good for $1 million. But he also paid an extra dollar for the Powerplay option, doubling the winnings.

Tefft said he's spent most of his life in West Virginia, and he still wants to see more of the state.

More immediately, he said he'd pay off his home and build a log cabin on the family farm. He also has meetings planned with financial advisers.

The ticket was purchased in Williamstown.

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