2017-08-11 14:13:53.557

$50,000 Puts Big Smile on Blue Spring Man's Face

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A decades-long loyalty to the Missouri Lottery’s jackpot Draw Games is paying off for Paul Kilpatrick of Blue Springs.

“How long have tickets been sold? That’s how long I’ve been playing,” laughed Kilpatrick, who enjoys playing Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto Draw Games.

In fact, in the time that Kilpatrick has played the Lottery, he has predominantly purchased his Quick Pick tickets from Price Chopper, 1305 N. 7 Highway, in Blue Springs.

Such was the case for the July 26 Powerball drawing, when Kilpatrick’s ticket number combination matched four out of five white-ball numbers and the Powerball number to win his $50,000 prize. Those winning numbers were: 7, 19, 21, 42 and 69 with a Powerball of 12.

When Kilpatrick returned to Price Chopper to check his tickets, he was met with a surprise.

“The clerk handed the ticket back to me and said I needed to go to the Lottery office. She said she checked it three times and couldn’t believe it herself,” recalled Kilpatrick. “I walked out of there with the biggest smile on my face.”

The Blue Springs resident wasted little time in sharing the news of the win with his wife.

“I walked out to the car and handed her the ticket. I asked if she’s ever seen anything like it. She said, ‘Well, yes, it looks like a Lottery ticket,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, for $50,000.’ So she was excited.”

The Kilpatrick couple is looking forward to getting out of debt with the $50,000 prize.

“What amazed me about the whole situation was that I was the only person that won a big prize in that drawing. That’s pretty cool,” said Kilpatrick.

Powerball is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game that features jackpots starting at $40 million. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. The Powerball drawing for Saturday, Aug. 12, is an estimated $356 million. It only takes one ticket to win. Please play responsibly.


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