December 11, 2000
KENTUCKY WOMAN WINS $100,000 ON THE WAY TO VEGAS
Instead of hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas, a Kentucky woman "hit the jackpot" in Missouri on her way to Las Vegas, when she won $100,000 on a Powerball ticket she purchased in St. Robert. Stacy Starnes, 25, of Winchester, Ky., said she stopped in Mobil Pump Handle in St. Robert on Nov. 24 to get gas. Since the Powerball jackpot for the next day’s drawing was so high - $105 million - she decided to buy some tickets. One of those tickets turned out to be worth $100,000.
Starnes, who is an account consultant in Lexington, said she plans to use the money to pay off her car and invest the rest.
To date, 507 Powerball tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the game began in 1992.