October 4, 2008 in Nation/World

Roswell, N.M., residents claim Powerball jackpot

Associated Press
 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Roswell, N.M., is usually more associated with little green men than with greenbacks.

But nine residents brought different attention to the town Friday when they claimed a Powerball jackpot worth more than $200 million.

Holly Baldwin bought the tickets at a gas station two hours before the Sept. 27 drawing. Her group decided to take a lump payment of more than $100 million.

Fellow winner Ron Miller says they will invest most of the money and set up a charity trust.

The winning numbers were 13, 24, 29, 40 and 52, with 29 as the Powerball number. The $206.9 million jackpot is New Mexico’s largest lottery sum ever and the 15th-largest jackpot in Powerball history.

Roswell is best known as the site of a rumored UFO crash in the ’40s.

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