Darien man wins $1 million in Powerball drawing
DARIEN The Gazette's printing plant may soon have a job opening.
On Monday morning, Roger Cobb, a route driver for The Gazette, came to work in Janesville carrying an oversized check in the amount of $1 million.
Cobb, 48, was one of seven players nationally who won a $1 million portion of the Powerball lottery by matching five numbers. A player in New York won $2 million for matching five numbers with the Powerplay prize-boosting option.
Saturday night's winning numbers were 22, 32, 37, 44 and 50. The Powerball was 34. No one picked all of the winning numbers, so the $325 million jackpot rolled over. It's expected to be at least $425 million for Wednesday night's drawing.
Cobb came to work to show off his check and speak to his supervisors.
"He was as laid back as anybody could be who heard that kind of good news," said Karen Detra, mailroom supervisor. "We were more excited than he was, I think."
Detra said Cobb delivered one of The Gazette's commercial products to the Rockford area.
Cobb did not return calls to his cellphone, and a woman at his home in Darien said he would not do interviews.
Cobb bought his winning ticket at the Delavan Mobil Mart. Carol Johnson, a Mobil Mart employee, said state lottery officials called the store about the win.
This is the store's biggest win ever, although it had two $10,000 winners in August. The Mobil Mart also has had six $1,000 winners.
Wednesday's $425 million jackpot will be the biggest ever for Powerball and the second largest lottery jackpot ever in the United States, according to a news release from the Wisconsin lottery.