Mississippi Trucker Cashes in on Winning Lotto Ticket Purchased in West Plains

SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 - Posted at 11:46 a.m. CDT

WEST PLAINS, MO - A truck driver from Aberdeen, Mississippi plans to take care of his home after winning $200,000 on a Powerball ticket he purchased in West Plains for the September 13 drawing.

Freddie Thompson, 50, said he normally buys Powerball tickets when he drives through Missouri.  He purchased his winning ticket at the SnappyMart on North Highway 63 in West Plains.  Thompson said he plans to use the prize money to invest in stocks and bonds, pay off his mortgage and make some home improvements.