September 20, 2006
Wine Maker In Good Spirits After Winning $10,000 In Powerball
A 36-year-old cellar master for Les Bourgeois Winery and Vineyards in Rocheport is feeling good after he checked his Powerball ticket from the Sept. 13 drawing and found out it was worth $10,000. Andrew "Drew" Lemberger said he only bought one ticket for that drawing.
"I just get one every once in awhile when the jackpot gets up there," he said.
Lemberger checked his Powerball ticket Sept. 20 when he and some of his co-workers stopped at the Perche Creek Café inside Midway Little General, 6751 Old Highway 40 in Columbia, to have lunch. He was stunned to find out his ticket was worth $10,000.
"Needless to say, I had to buy lunch for everybody," he said.
Lemberger said he will probably use his prize money to buy a bigger vehicle for his wife, Sara, since they are expecting their first child in December.
"I’ll probably buy a new shotgun to hunt with," said Lemberger.
Lemberger purchased his winning ticket at Midway Little General. He let the computer select his winning combination. To win $10,000 he matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball number. His winning numbers were: 15, 26, 45, 47 and the Powerball number was 3.
The third-level Powerball prize increased from $5,000 to $10,000 one year ago on Aug. 28, 2005, when the game was redesigned for the fourth time since it started in April 1992.