Whenever they see Jacque Cowherd heading into their store, the staff at KK LLC, 120 E. 16th St. in Sedalia, knows exactly what to do. According to the Sedalia man, he buys five tickets for each Powerball drawing there, and the clerks usually have his tickets waiting for him by the time he reaches the counter. Such a routine purchase paid off during the Oct. 28 drawing when Cowherd matched all five white-ball numbers to win the $200,000 prize.
Cowherd used Powerball’s Quick Pick feature to allow the computer to randomly select his numbers for him. The winning combination was: 3, 11, 26, 46 and 51.
The father of three and grandfather of six learned he was a winner while reading his daily Sedalia Democrat newspaper. He teased that – even though he was happy to win the second-tier prize of $200,000 – he “was mad because I didn’t get the Powerball,” missing it by just one digit.
Powerball is a multi-state game that features jackpots starting at $20 million. Cowherd’s ticket was the 148th second-level winning Powerball ticket sold in Missouri. The estimated jackpot for the next Powerball drawing on Nov. 4 is $66 million.