|Posted: December 15, 2005, 12:47 am - IP Logged|
Well at least it did for this guy. Even if not for the jackpot, still a pretty penny for sticking to your numbers. Could you imagine his reaction if he would have changed them, and then they finally came up?
OAK RIDGE MUSICIAN “CAN’T BELIEVE” $1 MILLION POWERBALL WIN
NASHVILLE – Bill Caylor has been playing the same Powerball numbers, twice a week, for months. He considered changing them, but decided to try them one more time. His instinct paid off - literally - today he and his wife celebrated a $1 million win at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters.
“We just can’t believe it,” said Caylor, who will celebrate his 60th birthday on December 31st. “This is just great … everyone is so excited. We play regularly and we’ll be buying a ticket before we leave today!”
Bill is the eighth winner of $1 million or more since the Tennessee Lottery started, just over 22 months ago. “Our group of million-dollar winners continues to grow, as does the excitement about the millions of dollars we’re raising for education,” said CEO and President Rebecca Paul, who presented Bill with his check this morning.
Caylor, a quality control inspector at Boeing in his hometown of Oak Ridge, and his wife Betty, haven’t made solid plans about what to do with their winnings other than helping their five children and 6-month old grandchild in any way necessary.
“This is really fun, and we plan to keep on having fun,” said Bill, who enjoys playing drums in a country band. Betty is also a musician and sings in a separate band.
By using the game’s Power Play option, Caylor’s second-tier prize (won by matching all five white balls) was multiplied from $200,000 to $1 million since the multiplier for Wednesday’s drawing was five. With Power Play, a player who wins a prize other than the jackpot multiplies any winnings from two to five times, depending on which multiplier is selected for that drawing.
“I’m a die-hard Power Play person. I figure if I don’t win the jackpot, I’ll increase whatever else I win!” said Bill.