November 8, 2001
KANSAS CITY PAINTER GETS $100,000 HALLOWEEN TREAT
A Kansas City painter received a $100,000 Halloween treat when his Powerball ticket for Oct. 31 matched all five white-ball numbers. Ben Marbley, 45, said his first reaction when he found out he won was "total shock."
Marbley, who is a painter at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, said he plans to use the money to pay off some bills and help his son, who goes to college at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
Marbley purchased his winning ticket at Express Mart of Longview, 7007 Longview Road in Kansas City, on Oct. 30 when he stopped for gas. He let the computer pick the winning combination of numbers. They were: 2, 16, 18, 35 and 40.
To date, 569 tickets sold in Missouri have matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize.