Missoula resident, Bruce Sperry, is regular lottery player and usually purchases his ticket from the Hellgate Trading Post. He's had other wins in the past, but this is the biggest so far.
A $40,000 win is a respectable sum, but Sperry admits it could have been more. He was just one number away from winning $80 million. A win like that could have changed his life forever, but he states he is happy with what he got.
Sperry and his wife have no definite plans for their Powerball windfall, but say it will come in handy because they are remodeling their home.