Sullivan explained that she regularly purchases multi-draw tickets and plays her lucky numbers: 2, 4, 7, 9, 17, 27, 47, 69 and 77. She said her husband played those numbers a long time ago, and she liked them so much that she has continued to play them since.
When deciding whether to buy a 7-, 8-, or 9-spot ticket, Sullivan recalled, “I thought, ‘Oh, ye of little faith, play a 9-spot.’ So I did, and I played my favorite numbers.”
Sullivan’s 9-spot ticket with Double Bulls-Eye matched eight of the nine numbers drawn plus the Double Bulls-Eye number to win a $20,000 base prize. In addition to the base prize, her win also included prize money as part of the progressive jackpot feature that is automatically included with all 6-, 7- and 8-spot plays.
In FY20, players in St. Louis County – where the winning ticket was sold – won more than $179 million in Missouri Lottery prizes, retailers received more than $17 million in commissions and bonuses and more than $29 million in Lottery proceeds went to education programs in the county.