February 13, 2004
Poplar Bluff Man Wins $100,000 Playing Powerball
A Poplar Bluff man turned $1 into $100,000 by buying a ticket for the Feb. 7 Powerball drawing. Timothy "Tim" Griffith, 41, said he always buys a $1 play for each Wednesday and Saturday night Powerball drawing. Griffith thought he won $10,000 on his ticket from Feb. 7, but when the clerk ran it through the Lottery terminal, he found out there was an "extra zero," and he won $100,000.
"I’m very money-conscious," said Griffith, who is an accountant and manages Tool-A-Rama in Poplar Bluff. "The only payment I have is my mortgage; now I’ll be debt-free."
Griffith purchased his winning ticket at Ross Minit Mart, Highway 67 N. in Poplar Bluff. He let the computer pick his winning numbers. They were: 31, 34, 35, 39 and 46.
Griffith and his wife, Rose, are the parents of five children.
To date, 681 Powerball tickets sold in Missouri have matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize.