June 22, 2007
St. Clair Man Wins $200,000 Powerball Prize
A forklift operator for Sysco Foods is $200,000 richer after matching five of five white-ball numbers playing Powerball for the June 13 drawing. Paul Dean Jr., St. Clair, bought his winning ticket at The Ranch House, 230 W. Gravois in St. Clair. He used Quick Pick to let the computer select his numbers. The winning numbers were 10, 13, 28, 30 and 47.
Dean stopped to get gas before work on June 18, and he decided to check his Powerball ticket while he was there. He was excited to see that one of his three plays was a big winner.
"I checked the machine a few times, and then I had them (clerks) check it," Dean said.
Dean hasn’t decided for sure yet how he will use his prize money, but said he and his wife have been talking about it.
"We’re getting ready to move, so it will probably go for a house," Dean said. "It takes a lot of pressure off."
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. Dean’s prize is the 77th winning $200,000 Powerball ticket since the game’s redesign.