March 18, 2004
Illinois Man Wins $100,000 Powerball Prize
A former military man from Fairview Heights, Ill., has 100,000 more ways to enjoy his retirement after winning a $100,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery’s Powerball ticket for the March 10 drawing. William "Bill" Mayes, 76, said he plans to share some of his good fortune with his family, but other than that, he’s not sure what he will do with it.
"I’m sure something will come to mind," he said when he claimed his prize at the Missouri Lottery’s St. Louis office on March 16.
Mayes, who is retired from the United States Air Force and Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill., said he bought his winning ticket at Shell, 8600 Watson Road in St. Louis. He used Quick Pick to select his winning numbers. They were: 10, 20, 22, 41 and 49.
To date, 688 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game started in April 1992.