Pa. Powerball winners prove generous

August 8, 2008 12:42:28 PM PDT
A Pennsylvania couple is sharing a $42.5 million Powerball jackpot with a dozen relatives. What's more, they didn't even have to buy the winning ticket - they received it as part of a lottery promotion at a convenience store.

Barrie Edwards, of Lancaster County, purchased two Pennsylvania lottery tickets and received a "quick pick" Powerball ticket for free. It turned out to match the winning numbers drawn Aug. 2.

Edwards' wife, Jean, presented the winning ticket to Pennsylvania Lottery officials in a ceremony on Friday.

By sharing the prize with the family, the Edwardses say they're making good on a longstanding verbal agreement to split winnings with relatives who also buy lottery tickets.

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