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November 24, 2010

GM Co-Workers Claim $10,000 Powerball Prize

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A group of nine General Motors employees has claimed a $10,000 prize after matching four out of five white-ball numbers and the Powerball number from the Nov. 10 Powerball drawing.   The co-workers, who work in the chassis department of the Wentzville plant and pool their resources together to play Powerball every Wednesday night, claimed their prize at the Lottery’s St. Louis regional office on Nov. 24.

The $10,000 prize will be shared by:  William Horn, Richard Schneider and Connie Shoemake, all of Lake St. Louis; Kimberly Davis and Susan Picou, both of St. Peters; James Morton of St. Louis; Michael Kersting and Wendy Sloan, both of Troy; and Marcia Thompson of Wright City.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Morton said they had been playing Powerball together for about six or eight months.  It was Morton who first saw the group’s winning numbers in the newspaper and then took the ticket back to the retailer the next day to verify their win.

When asked if they’d continue to play Powerball, it didn’t take long to get an answer.

“We’ve got tickets for tonight, yes,” Morton laughed.

The group’s winning ticket was purchased at U-Gas, 879 Bryan Road, in O’Fallon.

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.

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