January 8, 2007
Retired Troy Couple Wins $200,000 in Powerball
A Troy couple is still earning money in retirement after their Powerball ticket for the Dec. 9 drawing turned out to be worth $200,000. Norwin and Carol Eisenbeis said they plan to invest their prize money and put some money in a trust for their children and grandchildren.
"She (Carol) wants some new furniture and flooring," said Norwin Eisenbeis, when he claimed his prize on Jan. 3. "We might get a four-wheeler, too."
Norwin, 73, and Carol, 69, have three grown children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Eisenbeis, who retired after working for Hostess Cakes and Wonder Breads for 47 years, purchased the winning ticket at Kroger Store, 1 Troy Square in Troy. They selected the winning numbers themselves. Those numbers were: 19, 22, 30, 34 and 52.
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, 56 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.