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Ron Peterson of Watertown Wins $200,000 Powerball Prize
"A Good Cup of Coffee" Leads to $200,000 Winning Ticket
September 16, 2009 -- While making a stop for coffee is part of Ron Peterson’s weekday morning routine, winning $200,000 as a result was certainly not the “perk” this Watertown resident expected.

Peterson, a mechanical engineer, hand picked the numbers he played for the September 9, 2009 Powerball drawing. “I work in statistics…I have my own way of keeping track of numbers, playing different ones each drawing,” Peterson said with a laugh.

Last week, he again stopped for coffee and while doing so, pulled out his Powerball ticket to see if it was a winning one by using the Ticket Checker. “I was totally unprepared. The ticket checker said, ‘Congratulations. You’re a $200,000 Winner.’ I just couldn’t believe it,” said Peterson.

Peterson successfully matched the first 5 numbers drawn in the September 9th Powerball game, 04 - 16 - 18 - 51 - 53, but missed the Powerball number of 23 that was drawn. “That was a pretty good cup of coffee, wasn’t it?” Peterson remarked to Lottery officials upon receiving a check for $140,000 (prize value after taxes).

There were a total of 17,176 winning tickets sold statewide for that drawing whose values ranged from $3 to $200,000 each.

Peterson was very certain of his plans for his prize, “Given the economy, I’m going to pay down some debt, maybe take a trip, and put the rest in the bank.”

Gulf Food Mart at 30 Reidville Drive in Waterbury sold Peterson his winning Powerball ticket, and will receive a $2,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery for doing so.

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