1999-06-11 11:35:54.497


One Kansas City man no longer has to just dream of owning a house in the country after winning an estimated $3.9 million in Wednesday night’s Missouri Lotto drawing. Jeffrey "Jeff" Borman, 45, said he will be "looking for a new home with some property" since he likes country life. Borman, a welder for Haven’s Steel Co. in Kansas City, said he hopes to find a spot with a lake and enough land to keep horses. Though his future includes new living quarters, Borman said other things in his life won’t change because of the windfall. "I’ll keep working," he told lottery officials Thursday. "I enjoy working." For now, Borman also plans to keep his ’89 Chevy S10 pickup truck. Borman purchased his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 6201 St. John in Kansas City, on his way to work Wednesday afternoon. He let the computer pick one combination, and he selected the other set using numbers from past drawings. The winning numbers drawn - 19, 24, 29, 33, 38 and 39 - were the ones he chose himself. Borman will receive the prize in 25 annual payments of approximately $156,000 before taxes. QuikTrip will receive a bonus check of $39,000 - an amount equal to 1 percent of the jackpot - for selling the winning Lotto ticket. To date, 149 winning Missouri Lottery tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold since the Lottery began in January 1986. Of those, 107 were from the Missouri Lotto game. One Missouri Lotto jackpot worth $1.7 million sold in Springfield remains unclaimed. That ticket was sold at Git-N-Go in Springfield for the Feb. 20, 1999, drawing. The ticket will expire exactly one year from the drawing date.

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