Friday, February 22, 2013
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Lawrence Resident One Number Away from Powerball Jackpot -
Wayne Martin was quite surprised Thursday morning after
checking his Powerball ticket and discovering he had won a $10,000
cash prize. The Lawrence resident, who matched four numbers
plus the Powerball in the February 20 drawing, was literally one
number away from winning the $70 million jackpot for that night's
drawing! The winning numbers were 03-17-19-25-32 Powerball
17. Martin's winning numbers were 03-17-19-25-33 Powerball
"You can't get any closer to winning a jackpot than that," said
Martin. "Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to have won
$10,000. It's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp
stick, but it's hard getting over how close I came to winning $70
Martin said he plays $10 worth of Powerball every Wednesday and
Saturday, which gives him five sets of numbers on his ticket.
He picks his own numbers for the first set of numbers and always
choses Quick Picks for the other four lines of numbers.
Martin won the $10,000 cash prize on the third set of Quick Pick
numbers on his ticket.
"I've been buying $10 worth of tickets for two years," said
Martin. "I always play the same numbers on the first line and Quick
Pick the rest. I'm glad I added the Quick Pick numbers to my
ticket or I wouldn't have won."
Martin, who owns and operates Royal Crest Lanes, located at 933
Iowa St. in Lawrence, where he purchased his winning ticket, has
been married to his wife Talain for 25 years. They have six
children and 10 grandchildren. He was undecided how he would
spend his prize winnings, but mentioned there may be a trip to Las
Vegas in his future.