A man with dreams of winning the Powerball saw that vision turn into reality — and the timing was impeccable.
Wisconsin Lottery officials said Daniel Bellefeuille scored big in the Powerball, winning its $1 million prize with a ticket he purchased while filling up his snowmobile with gas at a Marathon station in Spooner.
“I had a dream ever since the Powerball started that I was going to win,” Bellefeuille said. “This comes at the right time because I’m going to retire.”
Bellefeuille, a career builder and construction worker, matched five numbers (9-24-35-46-65) in the Jan. 17 drawing, just missing the Powerball number of 22. Had he gotten the Powerball number, Bellefeuille would have won an estimated $53 million.
His odds of winning the $1 million Powerball prize were 1 in 11,688,054.
With his winnings, Bellefeuille has plans to buy a new “but used” vehicle and put the final touches on a new house on his property.
“This will help me finish it,” he said.