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Rapid City man claims $200,000 Powerball prize

For Immediate Release: 3/6/2008

(Pierre) - Vincent Huebner of Rapid City today claimed the $200,000 Powerball prize he won in Wednesday night’s drawing.

The retired Air Force master sergeant discovered he won when he checked the numbers in the morning newspaper.  He showed his wife Katherine the numbers, but both were hesitant to believe what they were seeing.  Last week the couple though they’d won $5,000 on a scratch ticket only to discover they’d misread the ticket.

“My wife was afraid she was going to be disappointed again and didn’t even want to come with me to claim the ticket,” Huebner said.  “We really didn’t believe we had a winner until we had it checked by the Lottery.”

Huebner purchased his winning ticket at the Family Thrift Center on East St. Patrick Street in Rapid City.  The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning “quick pick” ticket.

The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $200 million.  The odds of winning the jackpot are 1:146,107,962.  The odds of winning the game’s $200,000 second prize are 1:3,563,609.  Powerball is played in 29 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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