October 12, 2006
Dixon Man Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball
A Dixon man is still in shock after discovering he won $10,000 playing Powerball with a ticket he purchased for the Oct. 11 drawing. James "Jim" Miller, 44, said he checked his other Missouri Lottery tickets following the drawings, but didn’t check his Powerball ticket until this morning at Vienna Quik Spot, 104 U.S. Highway 63 and Junction 42 in Vienna, where he purchased his lucky ticket.
"I walked in this morning and ran the ticket with the Check-A-Ticket," Miller said. "It said, ’See store clerk.’ So I handed the ticket to the store clerk to check. She said that I won $10,000, and I said ’You’re kidding me.’ She finally had to show me the receipt from the terminal. I’ve probably looked at that thing a hundred times."
Miller, a stay-at-home dad of three children, let the computer select his winning combination. To win $10,000 he matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball number.
Miller said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his tractor and buy his wife, Sharon, a birthday present. Miller also recently collected a $1,000 prize playing a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket.