October 7, 2005
Hannibal Woman Wins $10,000 Powerball Prize
A Hannibal housekeeper swept up $10,000 playing Powerball. Juanita Saxbury, a housekeeper at Hannibal Regional Hospital, won the third-level prize after her ticket matched four of the white-ball numbers and the Powerball number drawn on Oct. 5.
Saxbury, 56, said she about fell out of her chair when she realized she won.
Saxbury, who has 14 grandchildren, purchased her winning ticket at Ayerco 23, 4121 Market, in Hannibal. She let the computer select her winning numbers.
Saxbury said she plans to put her winnings in the bank to pay some of her utility bills this winter.
The third-level prize in Powerball recently was increased from $5,000 to $10,000 with a redesign of the game. The second-level prize also was increased from $100,000 to $200,000. The new game design took effect on Aug. 28.