In the “spur of the moment,” John Poole happened to look at the jackpot sign while checking out at Casey’s General Store, 728 W. Highway 60 in Monett, on Aug. 14. He noticed the Powerball jackpot had been hit and was reset to $40 million for the next night’s drawing.
“I’m not a consistent player. And I thought, ‘I could use $40 million,’” laughed the Monett resident. “I bought a cold drink, or something like that, and three Powerball tickets. I never win anything.”