Paul Doelger stops for coffee every morning on his way to work.
On March 4th, the Hutchinson resident also purchased a Powerball ticket for the March 6th drawing at the Holiday Station Store on Highway 15 South. When it was announced that nobody won the jackpot for that drawing, Doelger recalled “I knew i didn’t win the jackpot, so I threw the ticket on my desk at work.”
Long story short, a short time after that, a friend told him there was a ticket worth $1-million sold in McLeod County, so he checked his ticket and it had matched five out of six numbers for the cool million.
Paul and his wife Karen claimed their prize at lottery headquarters on Monday.