2009-01-21 15:18:25.89

De Soto Woman Claims $200,000 Powerball Prize

A De Soto woman is starting the year $200,000 richer thanks to a purchase she made last fall.  Francesca Speidel, 51, matched all five white-ball numbers in the Powerball drawing held on Sept. 27, 2008, and just recently claimed her $200,000 prize.

Speidel used Powerball’s Quick Pick feature to allow the computer to randomly select her numbers.  The winning combination was:  13, 24, 29, 40 and 52.

She purchased the winning ticket at Country Mart, 20 Jefferson Square in De Soto.

Powerball is a multi-state game that features jackpots starting at $20 million.  Speidel’s ticket was the 113th second-level winning Powerball ticket sold in Missouri.  In the time since that September drawing, 12 additional Powerball tickets sold in Missouri have also won $200,000.  Players have 180 days from the drawing to claim prizes.

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