May 5, 2003
JEFFERSON CITY MAN WINS $100,000 PLAYING POWERBALL
A 36-year-old Jefferson City man is getting ready to buy some land after winning $100,000 in the April 30 Powerball drawing. Timothy “Tim” Bruns said he and his wife, Jennifer, have been saving money to buy some land and build a house. Now they plan to use his prize money to pay for the land.
Bruns, who is a glazier for Brady’s Jefferson City Glass and Paint Co., said he only plays Powerball when the jackpot gets high. On April 30, when he stopped in Break Time, 810 Stadium in Jefferson City, to buy a soda and a candy bar, he noticed the jackpot was estimated at $67 million, so he bought a $2 Quick Pick ticket. One of those two combinations matched all five numbers drawn that night to win the $100,000 second-level prize. Bruns’ winning numbers were: 7, 13, 17, 32 and 33.
In addition to buying land with the money, Bruns said he also will pay some bills off and put the rest into savings.
To date, 646 Powerball tickets sold in Missouri have matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize.