April 28, 2006
Lee's Summit Clerk Wins $200,000 Powerball Prize
A clerk at Price Chopper, 300 S.W. Blue Parkway, in Lee’s Summit is $200,000 richer after her Powerball ticket for the April 19 drawing matched all five white-ball numbers drawn. Donna Rhoades, 58, said she and her husband, Richard, plan to use invest the money for their upcoming retirement.
"We’re right at retirement age, and we were kind of concerned," said Rhoades. "We probably will invest it to help us pay the house off. Right now our main concern is using it wisely."
Along with paying off the house and saving for retirement, Rhoades said she would like to take a trip.
"I’d like to go back to California on the beach," she said. "I haven’t been there since I was a little kid."
Rhoades bought her winning ticket at the Price Chopper where she works. She said she usually buys one Powerball and one Missouri Lotto play for each drawing. Her winning numbers for the April 19 drawing, which she selected with Quick Pick, are: 5, 28, 32, 34 and 53.
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, 36 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.