January 3, 2005
Joplin Factory Worker Wins $100,000
A Joplin man found out he won $100,000 in Powerball on Christmas Eve. Perry Simpson, 43, said the money will come in handy since he has a son in college and a daughter who is a senior in high school.
"We’ll use it to pay bills, and we will invest the rest for college," said Simpson, who works in the factory of a food packaging plant.
Simpson purchased his winning ticket for the Dec. 22 drawing at Hall’s Food Mart, 703 W. 7th St. in Joplin. He used Quick Pick to select his winning combination. It was: 2, 7, 11, 24 and 31.
To date, 717 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game started in April 1992.