April 21, 2004
Quincy Compressor Co-Workers Share $100,000 Powerball Prize
Fifteen co-workers at Quincy Compressor in Quincy, Ill., got a bonus when one combination on their Missouri Powerball tickets matched all five white-ball numbers drawn April 10 to win $100,000. The winners are: Gary Summers and Bennie Dodd Jr., both of Hannibal; Harold Nichols of La Grange; Barry Von Thun of Palmyra; James Lasswell of La Belle; Larry Sparks of Ewing; James Benner of Newark; and Jack Webster, Floyd Wiewel, Ronald Koch, Joseph Brinkman, Rollin Langley, Troy Niekamp, Jerry Lee Brown and Arthur Craft, all of Quincy, Ill.
Gary Summers said he collects $1 per person once a week when the jackpot is $30 million or below, and he collects $2 per person each week when the jackpot is more than $30 million. He bought the group’s winning ticket at Abel’s Quik Shop, 804 Mark Twain Ave. in Hannibal. He let the computer pick the winning combination. It was: 2, 9, 30, 47 and 48.
"I’ve been doing it for six years," he said. "It was really exciting to give those guys something back, after always collecting money from them."
Each of the 15 co-workers in the group will receive approximately $4,733 after taxes are withheld.
Summers said he might buy a four-wheeler with his share of the prize money.
To date, 691 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game started in April 1992.