Kansas City resident Jason Hill matched all five white-ball numbers in the Jan. 13 Powerball drawing, earning the pre-press technician a $200,000 prize, along with a request from his family to head to the islands.
Learning he was a big winner by checking his ticket at Molottery.com after the Wednesday night drawing, Hill couldn’t wait to share the good news with his wife, Lemin Sun, and their daughter.
“When I told my wife, she said, ‘Can we move to Hawaii,’” he laughed. “I said, ‘No, we can go visit, though.’”
Hill purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 8301 N. St. Clair Ave. in Kansas City, and used Powerball’s Quick Pick option to allow the computer to generate his lucky set of numbers for him. Those numbers were: 8, 11, 15, 32 and 50.
Powerball is a multi-state game that features jackpots starting at $20 million. Hill’s ticket is the 157th second-level winning Powerball ticket sold in Missouri.
To learn more about Powerball or to view a list of unclaimed prizes, visit Molottery.com.