August 30, 2005
Lone Jack Couple Adds $100,000 To Bank Account
A Lone Jack homemaker was all shook up when she found out her Powerball ticket for the Aug. 24 drawing was worth $100,000. Terry Scharig, 49, said his wife, Molly, was grocery shopping at Price Chopper in Lee’s Summit on Aug. 25 when she called him to tell him the news.
"She was completely incoherent and upset," he said. "The store clerk got on the phone to tell me the news."
Molly Scharig bought the winning ticket at QuikTrip, 801 S.E. 291 Highway in Lee’s Summit, and she let the computer generate the winning combination of numbers. They were: 9, 11, 26, 35 and 51.
Scharig, who is self-employed in investment banking, told Lottery officials on Aug. 25 that he wasn’t sure what he and Molly planned to do with the windfall.
"I’ll let her decide," Terry Scharig said.
To date, 752 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game started in April 1992.