2002-09-18 09:54:54.0


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A New Bloomfield man woke his wife up early on Sept. 15 - their 35th wedding anniversary - to tell her he won $100,000 in the previous night’s Powerball drawing. Joseph "Joe" Siegel, 55, said he and his wife, Jo Ann, took the weekend off work and took a little road trip on Saturday. He told her he planned to buy $5 worth of Powerball plays at any Missouri Lottery retail location they might stop.

When the couple stopped at Round The Clock Food Mart in Fulton, he kept his word and bought $5 worth using Quick Pick. To his surprise, one of those five plays matched all five white-ball numbers to win a $100,000 prize. Those winning numbers were: 5, 14, 26, 31 and 40.

Siegel, who is the manager of Midway 66 in New Bloomfield, said the couple plan to use the winnings to pay off their home, which they had built two years ago.

To date, 613 Powerball tickets sold in Missouri have matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize.

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