Rickey Thorpe of Greybull, WY on Sept. 23, 2011 claimed his $10,000 Powerball prize from the Sept. 21, 2011 drawing. Thorpe purchased his winning ticket at Common Cents on Mt Rushmore Road in Custer; the store will receive a bonus of $1,000 for selling the ticket.
Thorpe matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to pick up the game's third prize. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1:723,145.
Powerball is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The jackpot currently sits at $30 million for the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.