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2001-09-11 09:01:30.95

IOWA WOMEN CLAIM $100,000 POWERBALL PRIZE

Two critical care nurses from Keokuk, Iowa, are tending to their bank accounts after winning $100,000 in the Aug. 25 Powerball drawing. Kathleen "Kate" Lemon and Denise Rose plan to share the money. Lemon said they plan to use the winnings to take a trip to Hawaii. Lemon purchased the duo’s winning ticket Aug. 24 at Fisca Oil in Alexandria, when she made her regular stop for gas and Missouri Lottery tickets. She said she usually buys $2 worth of Powerball tickets, but since the jackpot was at an estimated $280 million, she decided to buy $5. One of those plays, which she let the computer pick, turned out to be worth $100,000. The winning numbers were: 8, 17, 22, 42 and 47. Lemon, 52, and Rose, 46, are nurses at Keokuk Area Hospital. The Missouri Lottery has sold 562 Powerball tickets worth $100,000 each since the game began in April 1992.





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