Pa. man claims Powerball winnings
ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A retired federal employee showed his faith in the U.S. Postal Service when he sent his $100,004 Powerball ticket to Charleston, W.Va., via registered mail.
Rick Estep, 48, said he thought about taking the ticket down personally, but "I didn't feel like driving 300 miles."
"If it was the $55 million prize, I guarantee there would have been a caravan with me," he said.
Estep, who retired four years ago after 25 years in the federal government, matched all the numbers except the Powerball in the West Virginia lottery drawing Wednesday.
The Powerball number - 19 - was on the second line of his ticket. "I tried to move that number up there, but it just wouldn't budge," he said.