Man Wins $200K in Powerball Twice in Same Year

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - For a Kansas City man, 2008 has been a great year when it comes to playing the Missouri Lottery. Arthur Watkins, 53, has won slightly more than $400,000 in two Powerball drawings within a four-month period.

Missouri Lottery officials said Thursday that Watkins selected the Powerball number to win $200,003 in the Sept. 24 drawing. He matched five white-ball numbers in the in the May 21 game to pick up $200,000.

Watkins bought both winners at the Longview Apple Market in Kansas City.