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More big prize winners announced by Montana Lottery

More than $2.1M in prizes since December 13
More big prize winners announced by Montana Lottery
More big prize winners announced by Montana Lottery
Posted at 12:06 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 14:29:00-05

The Montana Lottery said in a news release on Thursday that it has awarded $2,168,255 in prizes since December 13 – an average of more than $83,000 every day.

A big chunk of that money came from winning tickets in the recent Montana Millionaire raffle drawing.

All 180,000 tickets of the $20 "Montana Millionaire" tickets were sold out by 1:12 p.m. on December 2nd - five days earlier than in 2018, and the earliest date in the game’s 13-year history.

  • Casey Petero of Columbia Falls won $1,000,000 on December 30 playing Montana Millionaire. Petero bought her winning ticket at Town Pump on Highway 2 East in Kalispell; click here to read more .
  • Byron Wolenetz of Baker won $250,000 on January 6 playing Montana Millionaire. Wolenetz bought his winning ticket at Reynolds Market in Baker.
  • Trudy Bird of Poplar won $100,000 on December 30 playing Montana Millionaire. Bird bought her winning ticket Tj’s Quik Stop in Poplar.
  • Wesley Headdress of Wolf Point won $100,000 on December 30 playing Montana Millionaire. Headdress bought his winning ticket at Agland Co-op in Wolf Point.
  • Kati Aiken of Hamilton won $100,000 on January 2 playing Montana Millionaire. Aiken bought her winning ticket at Town Pump on Euclid Avenue in Helena.
  • Chelsea Brown of Thompson Falls won $10,000 on December 30 playing Montana Millionaire. Brown bought her winning ticket at Town Pump in Thompson Falls.

Prizes awarded recently greater than $5,000 are listed below:

  • Ronald Typinski of Missoula won $7,944 on January 7 playing Big Sky Bonus. Typinski bought his winning ticket at Town Pump on North Reserve in Missoula.
  • Terrence Smith of Bozeman won $100,000 on January 3 playing Powerball. Smith bought his winning ticket at Rosauers in Bozeman.
  • Ronald Tuma of Great Falls won $7,752 on January 2 playing Big Sky Bonus. Tuma bought his winning ticket at McLean’s Grocery in Havre.
  • Adam VanHyfte of Eureka won $24,633 on January 2 playing MT Slots. VanHyfte bought his winning ticket at Trappers Saloon in Eureka.
  • Kimberly Kahl of Kalispell won $30,000 on December 30 playing Macho Nacho Slingo. Kahl bought her winning ticket at Super 1 Foods on Highway 2 East in Kalispell.
  • Summer Laven of Columbia Falls won $70,000 on December 26 playing Holiday Cash/Royal Treasure. Laven bought her winning ticket at Brian’s 76 in Kalispell.
  • Laurel Desjarlais of Billings won $5,000 on December 26 playing Holiday Cash/Royal Treasure. Desjarlais bought her winning ticket at 3 G’s Convenience Store on Highway 87 in Billings.
  • Shelby Ramer of Missoula won $14,000 on December 26 playing The $14,000 Montana Crossword. Ramer bought her winning ticket at Flying J on Highway 93 North in Missoula.
  • Wade Hansen of Butte won $190,005 on December 26 playing Montana Cash. Hansen bought his winning ticket at Town Pump on South Montana in Butte.
  • Alan Morris of Laurel won $10,908 on December 23 playing Shake-A-Day. Morris bought his winning ticket at Jorgenson’s Restaurant & Lounge in Helena.
  • Bonnie Cook of Three Forks won $34,431 on December 23 playing Big Sky Bonus. Cook bought her winning ticket at Thriftway Super Stop on South Main Street in Three Forks.