October 17, 2000
FLORISSANT WOMAN USES FAMILY AGES TO WIN $100,000
Turning 41 on Sept. 15 was one of the best things that happened to one Florissant woman. Debbie Royal said she plays her and her children’s ages in Powerball, and on Saturday night, five of the numbers came up to win the second-level $100,000 prize. The lucky numbers were: her age, 41; her daughters’ ages, 18 and 22; and her sons’ ages, 14 and 16.
Royal purchased her winning ticket at Viking Liquors, 2 Mullanphy Garden Shopping Center in Florissant.
Royal, who is a claims mail clerk for an insurance company, plans to use the money to put a down payment on a house, buy a Grand Cherokee vehicle, pay off her oldest daughter’s car and buy her other daughter a used car.