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Man buys $1M Powerball ticket while filling up his snowmobile

Man buys $1M Powerball ticket while filling up his snowmobile
Daniel Bellefeuille, of Spooner, Wis., stopped to put gas in his snowmobile and bought a Powerball ticket that earned him a $1 million prize. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Lottery

Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man who picked up a Powerball ticket while gassing up his snowmobile ended up winning a $1 million prize.

The Wisconsin Lottery said Daniel Bellefeuille, of Spooner, became the state's first $1 million lottery winner since August 2021, thanks to the ticket he bought while putting gas in his snowmobile at the Spooner Marathon station.

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Bellefeuille's ticket matched the five white balls in the Jan. 17 drawing: 9-24-35-46-65.

"I had a dream ever since the Powerball started that I was going to win," Bellefeuille told lottery officials.

The winner said he is planning his retirement and will use some of his winnings to buy a used car and finish the house he has been building.

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