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January 26, 2010

$10,000 Powerball Prize Claimed by Festus Resident

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The Jan. 20 Powerball drawing contained a stroke of good luck for Dean Gabelmann of Festus.  The 42-year-old matched four out of five white-ball numbers, along with the Powerball number, to win a $10,000 cash prize.  Gabelmann purchased his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 14800 Manchester Road in Ballwin, and claimed his prize at the Lottery’s St. Louis regional office on Jan. 25.

Powerball players have nine ways to win in the multi-state game.  With drawings held every Wednesday and Saturday night, the game features a jackpot prize that starts at $20 million and continues to grow until someone wins it.

Including Powerball sales, the Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $200 million annually to Missouri public education programs such as the A+ Scholarship Program, Special Education Excess Costs and Vocational Technical Schools.  For a complete list of programs funded, go to Molottery.com.

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