In the historic $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot drawing, 15 Missouri Lottery players won $50,000 prizes for matching four numbers and the Powerball. One such winner was Nathan Guyer of Marshall, who purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket at Break Time, 1000 W. College, in Marshall. The Break Time is the same Missouri Lottery retail location that sold a Powerball jackpot ticket worth $258.5 million in 2010.
While claiming his $50,000 prize on Jan. 14, the 24-year-old disclosed that he enjoys playing Powerball regularly, but the billion-dollar jackpot drew his attention more than ever before. The father-of-two added that even though it wasn't the billion-dollar jackpot he had won, he was still excited to learn about his $50,000 third-tier prize the morning after the drawing.
"I was actually at work checking (the numbers) on my phone, and I had to leave to check it on a real machine because I couldn't believe it," said Guyer, who works at a concrete plant.
At the time of claiming his $50,000 prize, Guyer had yet to make any decisions on how he would like to spend his winnings.
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