2010-10-18 08:12:24.25

Winning Ticket Worth $10,000 Found in Drawer

Story Photo audio icon A Sedalia couple who said they’re “not that lucky” is changing their tune, because they’re “in Luckytown now,” according to James Buck.   James and his wife Cindy have a habit of stashing their Powerball tickets in their nightstand for weeks and sometimes months at a time.  Their plan worked well until they discovered that their Quick Pick ticket from the Sept. 25 Powerball drawing was worth $10,000.
“I had about 10 tickets,” James began.  “I just throw them in my nightstand drawer.  We went to pay bills, and I said, ‘Let’s check our tickets.’”

Between errands, the couple “had a little time,” so they stopped at Bings Thriftway, Highway 65 and 16th St., in Sedalia.  

“It was the last ticket, and it said, ‘You won $10,000!’” he recalled.

As for plans for the windfall, James said, “I’ve got to take the family out to supper.”  In addition to dinner with his wife, three children and three grandchildren, plans include saving some “for a rainy day.”

The couple is “still in awe” about their win.  James said their excitement is two-fold.  Not only did they match four white-ball numbers and the Powerball, but they also made room for a new pile of tickets in their nightstand.

“I did get my drawer cleaned out, and I won!” he added with a laugh.

The winning numbers from the Sept. 25 Powerball drawing were:  8, 16, 27, 35 and 42.  The Powerball was 30.

Powerball is a multi-lottery Numbers Game with jackpots that start at $20 million.  There are nine different ways to win cash prizes playing Powerball, and for an extra dollar at the time of purchase, players can add Power Play to multiply all prizes other than the jackpot by a Power Play number selected during the drawing. 

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