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Two $1 million lottery tickets winners step forward same day

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Photo of the Gillispie family accepting their $1 million check Photo of the Gillispie family accepting their $1 million check

The 57th person to win a lottery prize of $1 million or more in West Virginia is actually a family.

Doug Gillispie, a retired coal miner, decided to split his million dollar winnings with his children.

The Gillispie family is from Julian, WV and they came forward to cash in their ticket on March 8. 

West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave introduced the Gillispies at a press conference.  Musgrave says that two match 5 tickets were sold for last Wednesday's drawing.

The other winners Mary and Harold Carr purchased their ticket at the One Stop on U.S. Route 60 in Huntington, while the Gillispie family bought their ticket at the Julian Mini Mart in Julian.

Mary Carr of Barbousville claimed her $1 million check earlier on March 8.

This is the first time that two Powerball tickets worth $1 million each were sold at separate locations for the same drawing in West Virginia.