THREE MEN AND A BANKROLL
Pooling $10 for Powerball tickets paid off for three co-workers at Jimmy Michel Motors Ford dealership in Aurora when one of their combinations matched all five white balls drawn to win $100,000. The co-workers are Bryan Penniman, 31, and Daniel Tucker, 26, both of Springfield, and Steve Perry, 48, of Joplin.
Penniman, the finance director for the dealership, discovered the group’s win Sunday night and called the other two to give them the good news. Each of the men will receive more than $33,000 each before taxes.
Penniman said he and his wife have been building a cabin and that the money will help pay for furniture. He said Tucker and Perry plan to use their share to pay off bills; Tucker may also buy a new set of golf clubs.
Penniman said the group has been playing $10 each drawing for the past year. Penniman purchased the group’s winning ticket at Ramey Super Market, 708 S. Elliott in Aurora. He let the computer generate the winning combination on the group’s ticket. The winning numbers were: 5, 12, 13, 45 and 48.
To date, 439 Missouri players have won $100,000 in Powerball since the game began in April 1992.