Utah Family Wins $200,000

Utah Family Wins $200,000

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- You can't play the lottery in Utah. But that doesn't mean you can't win.

Kathleen Olsen of Logan, two sons and a sister are sharing a $200,000 Powerball prize, before taxes. They purchased a ticket just over the state border in Franklin, Idaho, on Oct. 31.

If the Powerball number had also matched, the prize would have been $51 million, Olsen said.

"It wasn't a reality to me until (Tuesday) when I went and picked up that money," she said.

Olsen said she needs the cash. "If I really wasn't struggling, you would come into this house and my chairs wouldn't be wobbling and my couch wouldn't look like that," she said. "I wouldn't drive an '89 Mercury."

LaTienda will receive $20,000 from the Idaho Lottery for selling the winning ticket, store owner Kelly Spackman said.


Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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