A Cup of Coffee, and a $50,000 Surprise


Kent KadelFriday, Dec. 11 started off like any typical morning for Kent Kadel, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

I was just having my coffee, he said, when he discovered his morning would be anything but ordinary.

One of Kadel’s Powerball tickets from the Dec. 9 drawing matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball to win $10,000. Since Kadel added the Power Play option to his ticket, his prize was multiplied by five ” that drawing’s Power Play number.

“It was an eye opener, recalled Kadel as he claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters office in Roseville, MInnesota on Dec. 14.

Kadel said he was initially unsure about how much he had won, saying there were many what ifs running through his head as he was on his way to a Lottery retailer to confirm his win. I thought it had to be something big. He was right his ticket turned out to be a $50,000 winner.

Kadel said his favorite part of this whole experience was sharing the good news with his wife and kids. They didn’t believe me ” their eyes got so big and their faces lit up, he said with a smile.


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