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August 28, 2001

ARKANSAS WOMAN WINS $100,000 PLAYING POWERBALL

Janet Roane of Gassville, Ark., and her husband, William "Tommy," may be able to enjoy retirement a little more after winning $100,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Powerball game. Roane, who recently retired from the banking industry, didn’t sleep much the night she realized she had matched the five winning white-ball numbers 2, 28, 30, 36 and 39 in the Aug. 22 drawing. She purchased her winning ticket using the Quick Pick option at Top Kat Restaurant & Lounge, Highway 5, in Gainesville. "We were so excited; we could hardly believe it!" Roane said. "I called the store (Top Kat) to tell them I had won and to find out what I needed to do next." Roane, 67, and her husband plan to use the money to do some home improvements and buy a new pickup truck for themselves. Roane was one of six players in Missouri to match all five white-ball numbers in the Aug. 22 draw to win the second-level Powerball prize of $100,000. To date, 549 Powerball tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the game began in 1992.





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