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June 11, 2009

Fulton Property Manager Claims $10,000 Powerball Prize

Story Photo A Fulton man is making plans after winning a $10,000 Powerball prize from the June 10 drawing.  Ernest Overstreet purchased the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1301 S. Business 54 in Fulton, on June 9. 

Overstreet, 71, used his own number combination to select the winning numbers which were:  15, 26, 27, 42 and 58.

"I looked online to see what past numbers had been hitting, so I used some of those numbers and a few of my own," he revealed.

The tactic proved to be a profitable one for Overstreet.

"I checked the winning numbers at home online first," he began.  "I wanted to make sure, so then I went to the service station to get a printout of the winning numbers."

After receiving confirmation, Overstreet called his son and invited him on a short road trip to Jefferson City, but he didn’t inform his son about the win right away.

"I thought he wanted me to help him do more work," said Overstreet’s son.

Overstreet, a self-employed property manager, exposed the truth in the car, and his son was more than happy to ride along to the Missouri Lottery’s Jefferson City office to claim the winning ticket.

When asked about plans for the prize money, Overstreet noted, "I know where it’s going to go."

According to Overstreet, a first-time Lottery winner and father of three, he will use the prize money to restore one of his recent property purchases.

Powerball is a a multi-state game that features jackpots starting at $20 million. 





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