November 20, 2006
Warrensburg Couple Win $200,000 Playing Powerball
A Warrensburg couple are $200,000 richer after their Powerball ticket matched the five white-ball numbers drawn on Nov. 8. Deborah and Stephen Rosebush won the second-level prize with a ticket Stephen purchased at Parkers, 1047 S. Maguire in Warrensburg.
"My husband bought the ticket, but I signed it," Deborah Rosebush said with a laugh. "He (Stephen) went to Parkers to buy some soup for me because I was sick, and that was when he bought the ticket."
The next day, Deborah found the $1 Powerball ticket on the kitchen counter.
"I can’t stand anything on my counter, so I asked (Stephen) if he had checked it yet," she said. "When he said he hadn’t, I went to the computer and checked it on the Web site."
Rosebush said she couldn’t believe it when she saw the five numbers had matched to win $200,000. Stephen Rosebush let the computer select the winning numbers. They were: 8, 11, 12, 26 and 53.
Rosebush said they plan to use the money for some investments, pay some bills and give their three children and three grandchildren a great Christmas.
The second-level prize increased from $100,000 to $200,000 when Powerball underwent a game redesign that took effect on Aug. 28, 2005. The game changes were made to create larger and faster growing jackpots. Since the game’s redesign, 49 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.