MISSOURI - A Stark City man is planning to buy a house with the $50,000 prize he won in the May 19 Powerball drawing. Daniel Withnell said he buys Powerball tickets every week, using a combination of numbers from his four grown children’s birthdays.
On Monday morning, when he watched the local news and saw the winning Powerball numbers from Saturday night, he knew they looked familiar.
“I figured I won $100,” Withnell said.
Then he went and looked for his ticket and discovered he had really won $50,000, and thought, “There you go.”
Withnell said he and his wife plan to use the money to buy a house.
“It helps a bunch,” he said.
Withnell purchased his winning ticket at Yonkerville Country Store, 2912 U.S. Highway 60, in Pierce City. The winning numbers from the May 19 drawing were 3, 6, 9, 17, 56, and the Powerball number drawn was 25.