CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The three finalists for the West Virginia Lottery's Monopoly Millionaire grand prize drawing have decided to split their prize money equally.
Officials say the finalists who participated in the drawing for checks for the $1 million, $100,000 and $10,000 prizes announced their plans to split the money on Thursday.
Josh Schoolcraft of Given, Douglas Schafer of Wheeling and Todd Kingrey of Charleston ended up with about $253,450 each after taxes.
Schafer says the three thought it was a good way to make sure no one left unhappy.
The drawing was held to celebrate the lottery's 28th birthday. It has produced more than $7.4 billion in proceeds to the state that have been directed to such things as education, senior services, and tourism.