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2015-02-20 09:51:52.78

St. Louis Veteran Plans Move After $1 Million Win

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A St. Louis veteran who won $1 million during the recent Missouri Lottery Powerball jackpot run is planning a move to Texas. Caleb Guin, 31, spent time in the U.S. Air Force and Army. He got out of the Army in 2012 and has been working as a civilian contractor at Scott Air Force Base. When the Powerball jackpot grew past $300 million, he began to play the game. He purchased a winning Quick Pick ticket at Gas Mart, 902 S. Broadway, in St. Louis.

“I waited a couple of days and then found out online,” began Guin. “This whole time, I’ve been waiting anxiously.”

Guin won the $1 million prize in the Feb. 11 Powerball drawing. He matched all five white-ball numbers, which were:  11, 13, 25, 39 and 54. There were three $1 million Match 5 prize winners in Missouri for that drawing, which boasted a $500 million jackpot. He had to wait out a state holiday to claim his prize at the St. Louis Lottery office on Feb. 17.

“I kept looking at it every single day, just to make sure I wasn’t making it up in my mind,” he admitted.

Guin said he’d like to try his hand at poker and might plan a trip to Las Vegas. He has an Army buddy in Texas and plans to move there in the coming months. He also mentioned wanting an SUV.

Gas Mart received a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Powerball is a twice-weekly Draw Game with jackpots that start at $40 million.

 

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