July 22, 2005
Lincoln Man Wins $100,000 Playing Powerball
A warehouse worker at Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers Inc. in Sedalia is $100,000 richer after his ticket matched all five white-ball numbers in the July 16 Powerball drawing. Harry Blatterman Jr. of Lincoln said he and his wife, Louise, plan to put their winnings in the bank for now until the shock wears off.
Blatterman, 56, said he was eating lunch at work on July 20 when a co-worker came in and mentioned that there was one winning $100,000 Powerball ticket purchased in Lincoln and another one in Sedalia for the July 16 drawing. Blatterman said he remembered he had purchased his ticket at M & N Liquor, 501 N. Highway 65 in Lincoln, where a winning ticket was purchased.
After dropping his wife off at a hair salon in Lincoln that same evening, Blatterman went to M & N Liquor to check his ticket.
"Ann (the owner of M & N Liquor) called the shop and told me she may have to come and pick me up because Harry was unstable," Louise Blatterman said. "He just found out he won $100,000, so he was a little shook up."
The Blattermans plan to put their money in the bank for a while, and they are considering buying new furnishings for a recent addition to their home. Blatterman let the computer select his winning numbers, which were: 8, 32, 33, 41 and 50.
To date, 746 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game started in April 1992.