March 1, 2006
Good News Travels Fast for Washington Woman
A Washington woman was the talk of town when she realized she won $10,000 in the Feb. 18 Powerball drawing. Theola Haslag, 68, matched four white balls and the Powerball in the world-record jackpot drawing.
Haslag and her husband, John, own Haslag Steel Sales in Washington. They said they get lunch for the employees every Saturday. When Haslag stopped to pick up the lunches on Saturday, she decided to check the ticket she had been holding for a week. She was surprised to learn that her Quick Pick combination was a $10,000 winner.
Haslag returned to work with lunch and told her husband the exciting news. They decided they wouldn’t tell anyone until after they had told their children. However, her good news had beaten her back to work. The wife of an employee had been in the store when she learned of her win and had called to tell her husband. Her good news had already spread before she returned.
The Haslags said they are still a little stunned and they don’t know yet what they will do with their prize.
The lucky ticket was purchased at Krakow Store, 3052 Highway A in Washington. The Feb. 18 winning numbers were 15, 17, 43, 44 and 48 and the Powerball was 29.