Paul Doelger stops for coffee every morning on his way to work. On March 4, the Hutchinson resident also purchased a Powerball ticket for the March 6 drawing. When it was announced that nobody won the jackpot for that drawing, "I knew I didn't win the jackpot so I threw the ticket on my desk at work," Doelger recalled.
A short time after that, a friend at work told him there was a ticket worth $1 million sold in McLeod County.
During his break period, Doelger entered the numbers from his ticket into the "Check Your Numbers" feature on the Lottery's website. He accidently checked the Power Play® box, so the resulting prize was $2 million. "I looked at my ticket again, unchecked the Power Play box and it said I won $1 million! I couldn't believe it," said Doelger.
Doelger's wife, Karen, explained how she learned they won $1 million. "He pulled the Lottery site up, put the ticket next to the computer, and said, 'Karen?come look at this.' He says, 'We won!' I'm thinking $5,000 would be cool. He said, 'No, we matched five out of six numbers and won $1 million!'"
The winning ticket was purchased at Holiday Stationstore, 1016 Highway 15 S. in Hutchinson. The winning Powerball numbers on March 6 were 6-10-23-41-45 and the Powerball was 1. The Doelgers claimed their $1 million prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on March 25.
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