James Panzram of Waseca has been enjoying the good life since he retired from Birds Eye in Waseca in April.
“I’m ready to rock and roll,” he said of retirement. “I do whatever I feel like doing—I’m catching fish, hitting golf balls and bowling.”
On Sept. 30, Panzram felt like taking a trip to Lottery headquarters in Roseville to hand in a Powerball ticket worth $50,000.
“Now that I have this, I think I should take a vacation,” he said. “I’ve been dying to go on a cruise!”
Panzram says that while his day-to-day routine has dramatically changed since he retired, one thing that has remained the same is buying Lottery tickets every other Thursday.
It paid off in a big way after his Powerball ticket from Sept. 24 matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number to win $50,000. Kwik Trip, located at 501 W. Elm Ave. in Waseca, sold the winning ticket.