March 23, 2004
Eureka Man Finds "Luckytown" On St. Patrick's Day
A retiree from Eureka visited Luckytown this St. Patrick’s Day, when his Powerball ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win $100,000. Robert "Bob" Montgomery, 61, said he buys $1 worth of Powerball and $1 worth of Lotto plays every Sunday and Thursday for the next drawing. On March 17, his five lucky white-ball numbers, which were randomly selected through Quick Pick, turned out to be worth $100,000.
"This is the only thing I have ever won," he said. "It came at a great time."
Montgomery purchased his winning ticket at Shell, 100 Old Town Drive in Eureka. His lucky numbers were: 7, 15, 20, 24 and 43.
Montgomery and his wife, Cynthia, plan to put most of the prize money in the bank. They may use some of the money this fall, when they plan to buy two new vehicles.
To date, 688 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game started in April 1992.