January 26, 2004
Indiana Engineer Wins $100,000 Playing Powerball In Missouri
An engineer for the Norfolk Southern Railroad picked up a $100,000 after buying a Powerball ticket in Missouri. Charles "Dave" Ray, of Princeton, Ind., said he usually buys Powerball tickets in Missouri or Indiana, depending on where he is on the drawing day. Lucky for him, he was in St. Louis on Jan. 14, when he bought his winning ticket for that night’s drawing.
"I was just in awe," he said. "I’ve never won anything in my life."
Ray, 56, purchased his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 10845 Lilac Drive in St. Louis. He let the computer pick the winning numbers, which were: 12, 33, 40, 44 and 50.
Ray said he and his wife, Claudia, plan to use the winnings to pay a couple of small bills and invest some money for their five grandchildren’s educations.
To date, 676 Powerball tickets sold in Missouri have matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize.