Powerplay Option Wins Man $20,000February 25, 2010
Bill Bohaboy of Glen Dale, said he went in as normal to get his morning coffee at Valley Cheese. And as normal, he had his Powerball numbers checked for the Wed. (Feb. 24) drawing. But, not as normal, Bohaboy learned his prize was $10,000. Make that $20,000.
Because he had chosen the PowerPlay option for a dollar extra, Bohaboy's prize doubled as soon as the number two was drawn as the PowerPlay multiplier.
A native New Yorker, Bohaboy, 64, said he has lived in West Virginia for 19 years and wouldn't live anywhere else. “I love it here. You can park. On my tombstone you can write, 'he stayed because he was able to find a lot of spots.’ Parking spots are everywhere down here.”
Bohaboy said that since retiring from the construction business, he has a lot of time on his hands and money to spend. “People laugh at me for gambling, but here's the deal. Where else can I have access to that kind of cash? Not in stocks or property or some kind of invention. Just think – I almost won
$95 million. Now the fact is, I thought I'd won the jackpot, but that's not to say I don't appreciate the twenty grand.”