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April 14, 2006

Kansas City Retirees Win $200,000 Powerball Prize

Story Photo A Kansas City couple, who both retired from American Airlines, are flying high after winning $200,000 in the April 8 Powerball drawing. Janice "Jan" Green, 60, said she and her husband, Chuck, plan to use some of the prize money for their retirement, which began two years ago.
"I want to buy a new screen door for the garage," Green said, laughing. "My husband has been fighting me on it."
Green said she and her only daughter, Chrissy, 28, went to Price Chopper, 500 N.E. Barry Road in Kansas City, on April 8 to grocery shop. While shopping, she gave Chrissy some money to purchase $5 worth of Powerball tickets. Chrissy let the computer select the numbers on the tickets.
"I don’t usually buy them," said Green. "My husband usually buys them."
Around midnight that same night, Chrissy and her fiancé woke the couple to tell them their ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn.
"None of us could sleep after that," Green said.
The five winning white-ball numbers from that drawing were 4, 23, 35, 43 and 44.
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.





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