December 30, 2005
KC Area Family Ushers in New Year With $36 Million Powerball Jackpot
A Raytown man and his three grown children are guaranteed to have a Happy New Year after claiming the $36 million jackpot today from the Nov. 2 drawing. Floyd Scheinost, 78, of Raytown, and his three children - Phil Scheinost, 49, of Overland Park, Kan., Andy Scheinost, 44, and Becky Pycior, 52, both of Lee’s Summit - will share the jackpot equally. The family plans to take the jackpot’s cash amount in one payment, which is approximately $17.2 million - $4.3 million each before taxes.
Floyd Scheinost, a retired electrician, purchased the family’s winning ticket just hours before the Nov. 2 draw at Cosentino’s Apple Market, 11501 E. 63rd St. in Raytown. He said he has bought five combinations twice a week at that location for years, and he always lets the computer select his combinations. The winning numbers from the Nov. 2 drawing were: 6, 11, 14, 27, 41 and the Powerball number was 38.
"The top row just bloomed out like nothing you ever saw," Scheinost recalled about the night of the drawing, when he checked his ticket with the winning numbers he wrote down after watching WDAF-TV, Channel 4. "After about 10 minutes, I called my son Phil and blew him away."
Floyd Scheinost said he plans to use his prize money to travel.
"There a good part of America I’ve never seen," he said. "I plan on taking some tours."
Scheinost also noted that he has already bought a new Mercury vehicle to celebrate his win.
Phil Scheinost, who is also an electrician, said he and his wife, Cindy, plan to use their prize money to pay off their house, pay off their truck and buy a new car for Cindy.
"We’ll travel. We may travel with dad, if he lets us," Phil Scheinost mused.
Andy Scheinost, who is a retired dental technician, said he plans to buy a new house with his share of the prize money. He also plans to buy a new truck, since his current model has 120,000 miles on the odometer.
"I might go on a train with dad," he said.
Becky Pycior said she and her husband, Gary, plan to pay off bills, including student loans, since two of their three children are currently in college. They also plan to start a corporate events photography business. Becky Pycior was employed as a licensed practical nurse for the Kansas City Women’s Clinic, and Gary Pycior has worked for Hallmark for 25 years.
In addition to the Scheinost family’s win, Cosentino’s Apple Market received $50,000 bonus for selling the winning Powerball jackpot.
The $36 million jackpot is the eighth largest jackpot ticket ever sold in Missouri. It is the 23rd Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Missouri and the 206th winning jackpot ticket overall.
The last time a Missouri player won a Powerball jackpot was July 9, 2003, when a couple from Hermann won $130.6 million.
This ticket is the fourth jackpot ticket sold in Raytown. Other tickets were:
- A $1 million Lotto ticket sold for the March 21, 1987, drawing, at 7-Eleven, 7322 Raytown Road;
- A $1,050,000 Lotto ticket sold for the April 11, 2001, drawing at Hy-Vee, 6731 Blue Ridge Blvd. in Raytown;
- $14.3 million Powerball jackpot sold for the Sept. 23, 2000, drawing at John’s Apple Market, 7506 Raytown Road in Raytown.
In addition a couple from Raytown won a $2 million Lotto jackpot in the Jan. 10, 1987, drawing. That ticket was purchased in Brywood.