RAYTOWN MAN GETS $100,000 BIRTHDAY PRESENT
Turning 69 wasn’t hard on one Raytown man, especially after he found out he won $100,000 in the multi-state Powerball game. Daniel "Dan" Payne said he went to a basketball game on his birthday - Feb. 17 - and when he came home, he checked his numbers with the Powerball Web site and found out he won a large prize.
Payne purchased his winning ticket at Coddington’s Thriftway in Raytown. He normally buys two sets of numbers that he picks himself and three more using Quick Pick. Occasionally, if the jackpot is high, he buys more Quick Picks, which was the case with his winning ticket. The set of winning numbers - 4, 22, 31, 39 and 41 - were on a ticket of five extra plays he bought since the jackpot was up to an estimated $80 million.
Payne, who is retired, said he and his wife, Ann, plan to use the money to buy some property and a house, and maybe travel.
To date, 517 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game began nine years ago.