2001-08-17 09:08:20.597


A St. Louis woman who skipped the java is now $100,000 richer after playing Powerball. Christine Saller-Sorth (63116*), 41, said she stopped in 7-Eleven, 5604 Gravois in St. Louis, last Saturday to buy "a jug of milk." She was also going to buy a cup of coffee, but she decided at the last minute to buy a $2 Powerball ticket for the Aug. 11 drawing instead. That decision turned out to be worth $100,000. Saller-Sorth, an accountant, plans to share the prize money with her boyfriend, Paul Boulware, 42, also of St. Louis (63111*). She said they have been playing the Lottery together for eight years with the agreement to split any winnings. Boulware is an iron worker. Saller-Sorth plans to use her share to pay off her truck and do some remodeling on her home. Boulware plans to use his share to pay off the loan on a new truck he bought 10 days ago. Saller-Sorth let the computer pick the number combination on her winning ticket. The winning numbers were: 11, 14, 20, 25 and 41.

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