January 27, 2006
Kansas City Man Wins $200,000 Playing Powerball
A Kansas City (64131*) man added to his retirement after he won $200,000 playing Powerball. Gary Goodnow, 58, said he decided to add to his retirement fund when he found that the ticket he purchased for the Jan. 21 drawing matched the five white-ball numbers drawn to win the game’s second-level prize.
Goodnow, who works in Information Technology for Kaiser Permanente, said he normally purchases $3 worth of Powerball plays for nearly every drawing. One set of numbers includes numbers he selected, and the other two sets of numbers are Quick Pick. It was one of the Quick Pick sets that matched the five white-ball numbers. Those winning numbers were: 3, 18, 29, 43 and 54.
Goodnow purchased his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 10232 Wornall Road in Kansas City. He said he checked the winning numbers on the Lottery’s Web site at Molottery.com.
"Like everybody always says, I checked it three or four times before I could really believe it," Goodnow said.
The second-level prize increased from $100,000 to $200,000 when Powerball underwent a game design that took effect on Aug. 28, 2005. The game changes were made to create larger and faster growing jackpots. Since the game’s redesign, 19 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.
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