January 31, 2008
Warrensburg Man Wins $200,000 Powerball Prize
A Warrensburg man is making plans for his and his family’s future after he won $200,000 playing Powerball. Robert "Bob" Showers, 56, won the game’s second-level prize when his ticket matched the five white-ball numbers drawn on Jan. 23. He purchased his winning ticket at Country Market, 410 E. Young in Warrensburg.
Showers, a professor at the University of Central Missouri, said he purchased his ticket on Jan. 21 while shopping for groceries.
A few days later, Showers gave his ticket to his fiancée, Rebecca, to have her check to see if it was a winner.
Showers said he thought she was kidding when she called to tell him what the ticket was worth.
"It’s still hard to believe," he said.
Showers said he plans to use his winnings to pay off a few bills and invest the rest for the future.
Showers let the computer Quick Pick his winning numbers, which were: 4, 16, 35, 47 and 48. His ticket was the 85th second-level winning Powerball ticket since the game redesign on Aug. 28, 2005.