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April 24, 2003

SHELBYVILLE MAN WINS $100,000 POWERBALL PRIZE

Story Photo A Shelbyville man is planning to pay for his daughter’s education and make a down payment on a house after he won $100,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Powerball game.   Steve Spring, 45, won the game’s second-level prize on April 16 with a ticket he purchased at Break Time, 1305 N. Missouri in Macon.

Spring, who works at the Wal-mart Distribution Center in Moberly, said he normally stops by Break Time to buy a soft drink and a Powerball ticket, and then, since he works in the evenings, he normally tapes the news to get the winning numbers.

“I put the wrong time on the VCR, so I missed the news that night,” Spring said.   “I stopped by and picked up a winning numbers report the next day, but didn’t look at my ticket until Friday.”

Spring let the computer select his winning numbers.   They were:  4, 25, 39, 41 and 50.

Spring said his daughter is planning to attend a technical school, and he plans to use his winnings to help her pay for her education.  He also plans to use the rest of his winnings to buy a house.

To date, 643 Powerball tickets sold in Missouri have matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize.

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