April 10, 2006
Trimble Trucker Hauls in $200,000 Playing Powerball
A truck driver for Industrial Lumber in Kansas City, Kan., hauled in a $200,000 prize in the March 18 Powerball drawing. Ray Anderson, 62, of Trimble said he plans to share some of his prize money with his son, buy a new car and invest the rest.
"My son’s got a child who is partially deaf, so I want to help him get her some hearing aids and stuff," said Anderson.
Anderson said he buys $3 worth of Powerball tickets for each drawing. He bought his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 1407 S. 169 Highway in Smithville. He used Quick Pick to select his winning numbers. They were 1, 25, 34, 36 and 42.
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, 32 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.