Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Football for week 2 ending September 15.

Total Prize Pool: $4,662.00

Number of 1st Prize winners:
1 – Lucky Diamond Casino, Billings $2,331.00 (50% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
1- Lisac’s Tri Stop, Butte $1,398.60 (30% of prize pool)

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
1 – Nickels Gaming Parlour, Helena $932.40 (20% of prize pool)


1st Prize Point Accumulation: 126.54

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 125.64

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 123.64

Montana Sports Action is a Fantasy Sports Wagering game facilitated by the Montana Lottery on behalf of the Montana Board of Horse Racing.

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Joe Raya from Black Eagle in Great Falls claimed a $25,000 Scratch prize while playing “$250,000 Extravaganza!” with a ticket purchased at Albertsons, 1414 3rd St NW; Great Falls.

Joe is a retired construction worker and no stranger to winning the Lottery. This is actually Joe’s second big Lottery win, coming just two years after winning a $60,000 Montana Cash jackpot.

Joe likes to play all Lottery games and a while he has no definite plans for his winnings he advises other players to “keep playing.”

“$250,000 Extravaganza!” debuted August 6, 2012 with top prizes up to $250,000.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.


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The Montana Lottery Commission will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at Lottery Headquarters located at 2525 North Montana Avenue in Helena. The meeting is open to the public. A complete agenda is available on the Lottery’s website, montanalottery.com.

The Lottery Commission consists of five members appointed to four-year staggered terms by the Governor. Current Commissioners are: Tom Keegan, Helena; Leo Prigge, Butte; Frank DiFonzo, Sidney; Cindy Hiner, Deer Lodge; and Commission Chair, Wilbur Rehmann of Helena.

Lottery Commissioners are responsible for determining policies for the operation of the Lottery and considering recommendations of Lottery staff in the types and forms of games offered, as well as percentages of prizes paid and price of each ticket or chance sold.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. In the past 25 years, it has paid out over $428 million to players in prizes and returned more than $193 million to the State of Montana.

The State of Montana makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person's ability to participate in State Government. Persons needing an accommodation should notify Denise Blankenship, no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, to allow adequate time to make necessary arrangements. Please call (406) 444-5801 or TTY 444-9642 to make your request known.


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Donna Piocos of Helena claimed a $14,000 top Scratch prize while playing “$14,000 Montana Crossword” with a ticket purchased at Cenex Zip Trip, 1318 Euclid Ave; Helena

Donna, who works evenings at a facility for adults with disabilities, was at work when she found out she won. She had to read the ticket several times before she called her husband to let him know that she had just won the top prize.

Donna usually plays Scratch games and advises other players that “you have to play to win.” Donna plans on paying some bills with her winnings, putting some in to savings and plans to take trips to Reno and San Diego.

“$14,000 Montana Crossword” debuted April 9, 2014 with top prizes up to $14,000.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.

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Effective September 8, 2014 the Montana Lottery prize claim hours will be changing. Prizes may now be claimed in person Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at the Montana Lottery headquarters located at 2525 N. Montana Ave. in Helena. As a Lottery retailer, you can pay prizes up to $599. Prizes over $600 are paid by the Montana Lottery. Prizes may still be claimed by mail at any time. To download a claim form, visit us online at montanalottery.com/claim
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