March 2, 2000
HIGH RIDGE MAN WINS $100,000 POWERBALL PRIZE
What started as a normal workday was anything but for a High Ridge man who won $100,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Powerball game. Butch Overturf, 48, won the game’s second-level prize of $100,000 by matching all five white-ball numbers drawn in the Powerball drawing Wednesday night.
Overturf, who said he purchased his winning ticket last night, said he arrived at work this morning and began his normal routine.
"I’d gotten a few things done and then thought about checking the newspaper for the winning numbers," Overturf said. "When I saw (the winning numbers) matched my ticket, I started to feel flush and my knees began knocking."
Overturf said he usually buys tickets once a week, and just last week he randomly selected a new group of numbers of play. Those new numbers were the set that made him $100,000 richer. The winning numbers were: 21, 22, 29, 30 and 38. He purchased the winning ticket at QuikTrip, 290 E. Fourth St. in Eureka.
Overturf, a manager at Eureka Tire Center, said he and his wife, Debbie, had not yet decided how they plan to spend their winnings, but he was certain he was going to get his 1986 boat fixed.
Overturf was the only Missouri Lottery player to win the second-level prize in last night’s drawing. Because no one matched all five white-ball numbers and the red-ball number to win the jackpot, that prize is now up to an estimated $150 million.
Players have until 8:59 p.m. Saturday to buy a Powerball ticket.