Crystal Wilkinson of Milton, Paul Hogsett of Davisville, and Jerry Hardy of Parsons all have something in common. Each claimed a top cash prize this week, according to West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave.
Ms. Wilkinson, 33, claimed $50,000 from the instant game Jolly Jackpot; Hogsett, 70, took home a $25,000 prize from the Cash25 drawing Nov. 1; Hardy, 58, won a $200,000 Powerball prize from the drawing held Oct. 27.
The mother of three young children, Wilkinson said she will be using her prize money to take care of her father, “who is debilitated from extensive health problems,” and save a portion for college funds. She is employed by a chiropractic office.
Introduced in October for the holidays, Jolly Jackpot offered four top $50,000 prizes. Musgrave said two remain to be claimed. “Being seasonal, this was a limited-run game, with only 420,000 tickets. We expect it to be sold out by the third week of December.”
Lottery retailers selling the winning tickets include Chevron Food Mart in Milton, Gihon Village Foodland in Parkersburg, and Jim’s All Star in Parsons.