2003-09-05 10:13:55.0


Story Photo A truck driver from Oklahoma hauled in $100,000 to help pay for his children’s college educations after buying a winning Powerball ticket in Missouri.   James "Jim" Crowe, 45, of Oklahoma City, Okla., said he bought his winning ticket on Aug. 28 at Truckers Inn of Joplin when he stopped to eat lunch.

"We’ll use it to pay for my kids’ college," he said.  Both of his children are currently enrolled in college.

In addition to helping pay for his children’s educations, Crowe said he and his wife, Kathy, plan to use some money to pay off some bills.  He said he may also buy some new golf clubs.

Crowe let the computer pick his lucky numbers on his winning ticket.  Those numbers were:  9, 35, 36, 41 and 49.

To date, 659 Powerball tickets sold in Missouri have matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize.

*   winner’s zip code to help media determine coverage area

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