January 15, 1999
TROY MAN WINS PLAYING POWERBALL
A Troy construction worker added $100,000 to his retirement account after matching all five white-ball numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. Herbert "Herb" Hooks, 38, said he plans to put the windfall in the bank for his golden years.
Hooks purchased his winning ticket at Fast Lane, 117 N. Lincoln Drive in Troy. He let the computer pick his winning numbers - 15, 31, 33, 43 and 47.
To date, 434 Missouri players have won $100,000 in Powerball since the game began in April 1992.