February 10, 2015

St. Louis Resident Cashes in On Powerball

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Even with the Powerball jackpot rolling to $500 million for the Feb. 11 drawing, many Missouri Lottery players are cashing in prizes. One lucky player won a $1 million prize on Feb. 7, and three others scored $10,000 prizes. One of the $10,000 winners is still holding his breath for the next Powerball jackpot on Feb. 11. Christopher Hasenstein of St. Louis purchased his Powerball ticket using Quick Pick on Feb. 6 at Circle K, 5590 Telegraph Road., in St. Louis. The winning numbers in the Feb. 7 drawing were:  5, 10, 21, 34 and 58 with a Powerball number of 33 and a Power Play number of 5.

While claiming his $10,000 prize at the Lottery’s St. Louis office on Feb. 9, Hasenstein, 42, said his winning Powerball ticket wasn’t the first one he purchased.

“I had bought a few of them earlier in the week when the jackpot rolled,” began Hasenstein. “I had to run into the store for a few things that day and just decided to buy another ticket.”

After the Feb. 7 drawing, Hasenstein checked his ticket at a Missouri Lottery retail location and was dumbfounded when he saw that it was worth $10,000.

“I was doing a happy dance, that’s for sure,” laughed Hasenstein.

Hasenstein, a truck driver, immediately called his wife to tell her the good news, although she was not immediately accepting of the news.

“She didn’t believe me at first,” recalled the humbled winner. “She’s already planning a vacation, though, so I think she’s coming around,” joked Hasenstein.

The 42-year-old is keeping his hopes high, saying that he is going to buy another Powerball ticket for the Feb. 11 drawing.

“Oh! If I won that one, I would definitely be taking a lot of people on a vacation,” concluded Hasenstein.

Powerball is a $2 per play multi-lottery Draw Game that features jackpots starting at $40 million. The current $500 million is the third-highest jackpot ever offered in the Draw Game’s history. Drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. Research all current and past winning numbers here at MOLottery.com.

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