April 3, 2007
Boonville Couple To Take Son Golfing With $200,000 Prize
A Boonville couple plan to take their 18-year-old son golfing on the East coast after they matched all five white-ball numbers in the March 28 Powerball drawing to win $200,000. Billy and Nancee Waibel said their only son, Patrick, is an avid golfer.
"We’d like to take a vacation to South Carolina or somewhere like that so we can take Patrick where there is a very nice golf course," said Nancee Waibel.
In addition to the golf trip, the couple also plans to put new siding and windows on their home and put the rest aside for retirement.
"We’re still in shock," said Billy Waibel, 52, who owns Billy Waibel Construction in Boonville.
Billy Waibel purchased his winning Powerball ticket March 27 at the Bobber Restaurant, 250 Main St. in Boonville, when he and Nancee stopped to have dinner. The dinner cost a little more than $15, so using a $20 bill, he told the clerk to give him $4 in Powerball plays with the change. He let the computer pick the winning combination, which was 6, 20, 35, 37 and 47.
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, 70 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.