Spooner man fuels up snowmobile, wins $1M lottery
Daniel Bellefeuille purchased the winning ticket at the Spooner Marathon station.
SPOONER, Wis. — Daniel Bellefeuille brought his snowmobile over to the Marathon gas station one day last month, filled it up with gas and bought a $2 lottery ticket when he paid the cashier.
That ticket won him $1 million in the Powerball game.
Bellefeuille, 61, told lottery officials he always had a feeling he was going to win big playing the Powerball.
"I had a dream ever since the Powerball started that I was going to win," Bellefeuille said in a statement while picking up his check. "This comes at the right time because I'm going to retire."
A career builder and construction worker, the Spooner man says he plans to purchase a new, "but used" vehicle and finish a house he’s building on his property. "This will help me finish it."
Bellefeuille matched five numbers in the Jan. 17 drawing — 9, 24, 35, 46, 65 — but missed the Powerball of 22 (which would have made him much richer.) For selling the $1 million Powerball ticket, Spooner Marathon received $20,000.
The odds of winning the $1 million Powerball prize are 1 in 11,688,054.