Kalispell Man Claims $200K Powerball Prize

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – A Kalispell man, Charles Billheimer, has claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize from the Dec. 17 drawing.

Lottery officials said Monday that Billheimer bought his winning ticket at a Kum & Go convenience store on U.S. Highway 93 North in Kalispell.

Billheimer won the $200,000 prize by matching the five white balls without the Powerball.

When asked if he had plans for the money, he said, “I’ll put it towards financial obligations.”

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. In the past 22 years, according to lottery officials, it has paid out over $332 million to players in prizes and returned more than $152 million to the state of Montana.

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