The state’s newest millionaire didn’t have much time to spend at the West Virginia Lottery office Friday morning to pick up his winnings. Terry Brumfield, 65, of Harts had somewhere to be.
“I’m going to work. I’ve got some parts and stuff come in and I’m going to pick them up,” said a very calm Brumfield who works as a contractor in his family’s business.
He purchased his ticket Wednesday morning at the Little General convenience store on McClellen Highway in Lincoln County. It’s his routine.
“Five dollars each night, Wednesdays and Saturdays,” said Brumfield
He knew Wednesday night after the drawing that he’d won a million dollars. How did he react?
“I went home and went to bed. I laid on the couch and went to sleep.”
The next thing he knew it was Thursday morning and his wife was standing beside him.
“She woke me up and she said, ‘Did you buy tickets from the Little General?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ She said ‘Did you check your numbers?’ And I said ‘Yeah.’ And she said ‘Well they say somebody around here has won.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, me.’ And she went to her knees.”
Brumfield let the computer pick his numbers and matched 5 of the 6: 5-8-20-23-30 and the Powerball was 3.
He is the sixth West Virginia Lottery player this year to win a prize of $1 million or more.
How does Brumfield plan to spend that money? He says he’s going to give the girls at the counter at the Little General a big tip. And with Christmas coming, this Santa just might buy his grandson the 4-wheeler he’s been wanting.