March 8, 2007
Kansas City Man Insures Children's Futures
A Kansas City man is planning for the future of his three young children after winning $200,000 playing Powerball. Richard Welsch, 40, matched five of the five white-ball numbers for the Feb. 10 Powerball drawing. Those winning numbers are 2, 11, 16, 41 and 42.
Welsch purchased his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 13100 Holmes in Kansas City. He checked it and another Powerball ticket when he stopped at QuikTrip on March 6. He was surprised to see the Check-A-Ticket machine read, "See Cashier."
"This will go toward college education," Welsch said.
In addition to using his prize to invest in the children’s education, Welsch plans to set aside some in savings.
The second-level Powerball prize increased from $100,000 to $200,000 in August 2005, when the game was redesigned for the fourth time since is started in April 1992. This is the 63rd $200,000 prize since the game change.