Kansas Veteran Wins $1M Powerball Prize, Tapes Ticket To Chest
Matthew Packebush of Hutchinson won Powerball’s $1 million prize by matching the first five numbers in the lottery’s drawing Saturday.
The lottery says on its website that Packebush, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, discovered he had a winning ticket Saturday, but knew he had to wait until Monday to claim his prize. To avoid losing the ticket, Packebush put his winning ticket in a Ziploc bag and taped it to his chest.
Packebush says he plans to buy a new truck, start college funds for his three children, and invest the rest in real estate.