March 21, 2006
Steelville Truck Driver Makes A Big Haul Playing Powerball
A truck driver for K & D Crushing in Mineral Point hauled in a $200,000 Powerball prize on March 15, when the numbers on his Powerball ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn. Roger Carl, 41, of Steelville said he and his wife, Vicki, plan to use the prize money to pay off bills, including his home loan, and buy a four-wheeler for his four children. He also plans to take a hunting or gambling trip with his brothers.
Carl purchased his winning ticket at Casey’s, 24 Missouri Ave. in Viburnum. He let the computer Quick Pick his winning numbers. They were: 7, 12, 36, 48 and 54.
The second-level prize increased from $100,000 to $200,000 when Powerball underwent a game redesign that took effect on Aug. 28, 2005. The game changes were made to create larger and faster growing jackpots. Since the game’s redesign, 29 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.