May 17, 2007
Hillsboro Man Makes Plans for His Future After Winning $200,000 Prize
A Hillsboro man is planning for his future after he discovered he was $200,000 richer. Daniel "Dan" Andrews, 52, found out on May 5 that he won $200,000 playing Powerball when his ticket matched all five white-ball numbers to win the second-level prize in that day’s drawing.
Andrews, who is self-employed in construction, said he stopped by Herculaneum Citgo, 1501 Commercial Blvd. in Herculaneum, to buy a soda and two $1 Powerball tickets. He let the computer select his winning numbers. They were: 13, 21, 29, 40 and 50.
"I just got home and turned on the TV when the numbers came on," Andrews said. "I didn’t have my ticket on me, so I wrote the numbers down. When I compared the numbers to my ticket later, I couldn’t believe it."
Andrews said he plans to invest most of his winnings and maybe buy a new car.
The second-level prize increased from $100,000 to $200,000 when Powerball underwent a game redesign that took effect on Aug. 28, 2005. Since the game’s redesign, 74 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.