May 21, 2007
Sunset Hills Women Share $200,000 Powerball Prize
Two teachers from Sunset Hills are learning what it feels like to be Missouri Lottery winners. Kerry Schendel-Kew, 43, and Doris Bradley, 42, are sharing a $200,000 Powerball prize that they won when a ticket that Schendel-Kew purchased matched all five white-ball numbers draw on May 12 to win the game’s second-level prize.
"I went over to a QuikTrip to check my tickets," Schendel-Kew told Lottery officials when they claimed their prize. "I couldn’t believe it when they told me that it was worth $200,000. I called my husband, and he didn’t believe me. Then I called Doris, and she didn’t believe me either."
Schendel-Kew said she purchased her winning ticket at Site Store, 9931 Watson Road in St. Louis, while taking her son to his baseball game. She let the computer select the winning numbers. They were: 30, 44, 46, 51 and 53. Schendel-Kew said she and her husband, David, plan to save some of her winnings for their two children, fix up their house and maybe take a vacation.
Bradley said she is also planning to put some of her winnings in the bank and to pursue her doctorate.
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, 75 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.