Man wins Powerball prize in Missouri, checks ticket 5 times


He won the $50,000 Powerball prize.

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When a man in Missouri checked his Powerball ticket, he had a hard time believing he’d actually won a prize.


“I had to check the ticket five different times before I realized that I actually won,” the man told Missouri Lottery officials while claiming his big win.


He said he used “his own set of numbers” that he’s been using for years when buying his ticket at a Kum & Go convenience store in Hollister, according to a March 14 news release.


And during the Feb. 27 drawing, officials said the man won a $50,000 prize, the amount given out after matching four out of five white balls plus the Powerball number.


The first thing he did was call his sister.


“She actually got goosebumps,” the man said in the release.


Hollister is in southwestern Missouri, about 215 miles southeast of Kansas City.


Caitlin Alanis is a reporter for McClatchy National Real-Time who lives in Kansas. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.

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