October 31, 2006
Jefferson City Man Claims $10,000 Powerball Prize on Halloween
A Jefferson City man got a $10,000 Halloween "treat" when he claimed a Powerball prize worth $10,000 at the Lottery’s headquarters in Jefferson City on Oct. 31. William "Bill" Hibdon, 57, said he bought his ticket for the Oct. 28 drawing at QuikTrip, 6820 E. Front St. in Kansas City. Hibdon is a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad, and he works out of Kansas City.
"I still have a daughter in college, so I’m sure that will be spent forthwith," he said.
Hibdon said other than paying for some of his daughter’s education expenses, he’s not sure what he and his wife, Deborah, will do with the prize money.
Hibdon let the computer select his five winning numbers for the Oct. 28 drawing. To win the $10,000 prize, he matched four white-ball numbers - 14, 22, 38 and 41 - and the Powerball number, which was 12.
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.