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Missouri Lottery: Paul McLaughlin Triples $50,000 Powerball Prize
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Missouri Lottery: Paul McLaughlin Triples $50,000 Powerball Prize

MO (STL.News) Paul McLaughlin doesn’t always play Powerball, but when he does, he adds Power Play to his ticket.  For an extra dollar per play, Powerball tickets with Power Play have their prizes multiplied by the Power Play number, which is randomly chosen before each Powerball drawing. “It worked out pretty good this time,” McLaughlin said, referencing his ticket for the Jan. 6 Powerball drawing. The Sparta man’s ticket matched four of the five white-ball numbers drawn, plus the Powerball number, to win a base prize of $50,000.  But because of the added Power Play option, his prize was multiplied by the number drawn on Jan. 6, which was 3. McLaughlin purchased his winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 7530 State Highway 14 East, in Sparta.  The winning numbers for the Jan. 6 ...
Missouri Lottery: $100,000 Won by Berry Brown
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Missouri Lottery: $100,000 Won by Berry Brown

MO (STL.News) When Berry Brown approached a Missouri Lottery vending machine at Playoffs Sports Bar and Grill, 2922 Highway K in O’Fallon, he said one of the newer tickets, “Show Me $100,000,” stood out to him because of its bright color. When scratching his tickets, Brown said he scratches the numbers in the play area, but leaves the prizes covered until he scans the ticket. “I knew this one was going to be a good ticket, because just about every number was matching,” the Wildwood man recalled.  “I accidentally scratched part of a prize, and I saw a comma and three zeroes.  I knew it had to be at least $1,000.” Rather than spoil any more of the surprise for himself, Brown decided to have it scanned right away. “I just stopped and called the bartender over and said,  ‘You’re go...
Missouri Lottery: Sharon Dillingham Wins $50,000
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Missouri Lottery: Sharon Dillingham Wins $50,000

MO (STL.News) Sharon Dillingham of St. Louis recently claimed a $50,000 top prize on a “Crossword Cash” Scratchers ticket from the Missouri Lottery. The ticket – which was purchased at Riverview Circle BP, 9102 Halls Ferry Road in St. Louis – is a $3 game with over $900,000 in unclaimed prizes, including another top prize of $50,000. In FY20, players in St. Louis County 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.
Missouri Lottery: Holiday Gift Turns Into $70,000 for Tabitha Fitzpatrick
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Missouri Lottery: Holiday Gift Turns Into $70,000 for Tabitha Fitzpatrick

MO (STL.News) The holiday cheer continues into January for a Missouri Lottery player in Cameron. In fact, Tabitha Fitzpatrick may be able to claim she received the best Christmas gift of all after a family member gifted her a Show Me Cash ticket that turned into a $70,000 prize. Fitzpatrick’s ticket matched all five numbers drawn in the Dec. 26 Show Me Cash drawing – 4, 12, 15, 24, and 25 – to win the $70,000 jackpot. The notion that she won such a large amount is still a bit unbelievable to Fitzpatrick. “I’m still in shock,” she said. The winning ticket was purchased at Quick Shop, 1003 S.  Hughes Street, in Hamilton. Show Me Cash is drawn daily at 8:59 p.m., with jackpots that start at $50,000 and increase by a minimum of $5,000 each drawing until won. Tonight’s Show Me...
Missouri Lottery: Trisha Miller Wins $1 Million from Scratchers Ticket
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Missouri Lottery: Trisha Miller Wins $1 Million from Scratchers Ticket

MO (STL.News) Playing the Lottery is a favorite pastime of Sedalia resident Trisha Miller, so it was no surprise when her family gifted her Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets over the holidays.  When Miller won smaller amounts on those tickets, she asked her son to cash them in and purchase some more. That turned out to be a winning decision. Among the tickets he purchased was a $10 “MAX-A-MILLION” Scratchers ticket that revealed a $1 million top prize. “My son said, ‘I think I got you the best Christmas present ever!’” Miller shared.  “I always want to help my kids as much as I can. All my kids are super happy.” This is Miller’s second big win in less than a year. She also won a $50,000 Show Me Cash jackpot in September 2020 after using her family’s birthdates as numbers. Mil...
Missouri Lottery: Timothy Grybinas wins $50,000
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Missouri Lottery: Timothy Grybinas wins $50,000

Creve Coeur, MO (STL.News) Timothy Grybinas of Creve Coeur won $50,000 after he matched four white-ball numbers plus the Powerball number drawn on December 9.  The winning numbers that night were 11, 14, 31, 47 and 48 with a Powerball of 4. The winning ticket was purchased at Huck’s Food Store, 10170 Manchester Road, in Kirkwood.  The win marked the 23rd time the third-level prize was won in Missouri in 2020.  So far in 2021, three such tickets have already been sold. Powerball is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game with drawings held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. All current and past winning numbers can be found at MOLottery.com. In FY20, players in St. Louis County won more than $179 million in Missouri Lottery prizes.  Retailers received more than $17 million in comm...
Missouri Lottery: Maxwell Mace Wins $100,000
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Missouri Lottery: Maxwell Mace Wins $100,000

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Maxwell Mace of Goodman spelled his way to the first $100,000 top-prize win on the Missouri Lottery’s “Triple Cash Crossword” Scratchers game.  He purchased his ticket at C-Mart, 21552 Gateway Drive, in Goodman, Missouri. “Triple Cash Crossword” is a $5 Scratchers game, with over $13 million in unclaimed prizes, including six more $100,000 top prizes. In FY20, players in McDonald County won more than $3.3 million in Missouri Lottery prizes.  Retailers received more than $367,000 in commissions and bonuses, while an additional $1.6 million went to education programs in the county. All Missouri Lottery offices are open – by appointment only – for claims of $600 or more.  Winning tickets may also be claimed by mail.
Missouri Lottery: Mega Millions Raised to $447 Million
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Missouri Lottery: Mega Millions Raised to $447 Million

(STL.News) Due to strong sales, the official jackpot estimate for the Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Mega Millions drawing has been raised from $432 million to $447 million, with an estimated cash value of $339.6 million. This is now the ninth-highest Mega Millions jackpot ever offered. The Missouri Lottery reminds all players to play within their means.  It only takes one ticket to win.
Missouri Lottery: Michael O’Conner and Susan Johnson Claim $100,000
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Missouri Lottery: Michael O’Conner and Susan Johnson Claim $100,000

(STL.News) A Scratchers ticket worth $100,000 was sold recently at White Oak Station, 650 W. Kearney St., in Springfield. The “100X The Cash” ticket was claimed by Michael O’Conner and Susan Johnson, both of Springfield. “100X The Cash” is a $20 Scratchers ticket with more than $10.4 million in unclaimed prizes, including a top prize of $2 million and another second prize of $100,000. In the most recent fiscal year, Missouri Lottery players in Greene County won more than $45.3 million in prizes.  Retailers in the county received more than $4.3 million in commissions and bonuses, and more than $22.4 million went to educational programs in the county.  For a detailed list of programs that benefited, visit MOLottery.com.
Missouri Lottery: Michael McCullough Wins $62,500
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Missouri Lottery: Michael McCullough Wins $62,500

(STL.News) When Michael McCullough plays the Missouri Lottery’s Club Keno game, the Shell Knob man says he plays for the biggest base prize available. “I play the 10-spot with both the red and green ball,” McCullough explained of his choice to play 10 numbers, as well as both Bulls-Eye options.  “It’s a risky bet, but I’m trying to get the $1 million, which would be 10 of 10 with the red and green ball.” He purchased his winning 10-spot Club Keno ticket from Rapid Roberts, 24755 State Highway 39 in Shell Knob, and later watched the animated drawing at home on MOLottery.com. “On this ticket, I got nine of 10 [numbers] with the red and green ball,” he said. Missing only one number drawn, McCullough won a $62,500 prize. “That’s close enough for today,” he said. To date, McCu...
Missouri Lottery: Pamela Curtis, Springfield, wins $50,000 Powerball Prize
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Missouri Lottery: Pamela Curtis, Springfield, wins $50,000 Powerball Prize

(STL.News) Pamela Curtis recently won $50,000 from a Powerball purchase at Hy-Vee, 7117 North Prospect Avenue, in Gladstone, Missouri. Curtis won by matching four out of five white-ball numbers, along with the Powerball number drawn on Nov. 25.  The winning numbers that night were – 2, 57, 58, 60, 65 and the Powerball was 26. So far in 2020, 23 Missouri Lottery players have won the $50,000 Powerball prize. Powerball is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game that features jackpots starting at $20 million, with drawings held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m.  All current and past winning numbers can be found at MOLottery.com. The estimated jackpot for Saturday is $304 million.
Missouri Lottery News: Connie Skaggs wins $100,000 in Farmington
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Missouri Lottery News: Connie Skaggs wins $100,000 in Farmington

(STL.News) Connie Skaggs cashed in a winning lottery ticket and decided to use her winnings to buy two of the Missouri Lottery’s new transparent “Holiday Cash” Scratchers game.  After scratching the winning numbers on one of those tickets, the Farmington woman began to scratch the prizes and could not believe what she saw. “I got numb all over, and I didn’t believe it” she shared.  “My mind said, ‘that’s not real.’” She had uncovered the game’s first $100,000 top prize. “I had my husband check the ticket and he said, ‘Baby, you won the big one!’” “It is life-changing for us,” she added.  “Missouri Lottery is real! I don’t know who says you can’t win on them, but you can!” Skaggs plans to use some of her winnings to help her kids. “Holiday Cash” is the first clear Scratche...
Missouri Lottery News: $25 Million in Profits for Education
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Missouri Lottery News: $25 Million in Profits for Education

(STL.News) More than $25.8 million in profits from the sale of Missouri Lottery tickets in November have been sent to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education. The transfer of $25,805,812 brings the total for FY21, which began July 1, to more than $181.5 million. Lottery proceeds make up approximately 4% of the state’s funding for public education – an effort shared by local, state and federal governments. In FY20, the Lottery generated $333 million for vital education programs, including A+ scholarships. Complete information about Missouri Lottery proceeds, including the specific programs benefited in each county, can be found in the “Where the Money Goes” section at MOLottery.com.
MO Lottery: St. Louis Man Steven Weber Wins Show Me Cash Jackpot
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MO Lottery: St. Louis Man Steven Weber Wins Show Me Cash Jackpot

MO (STL.News) Missouri Lottery player Steven Weber’s luck paid off after his Show Me Cash ticket was one of three to match all five winning numbers drawn on Oct. 22 to split a $465,000 jackpot.  The winning numbers that night were 8, 24, 34, 35 and 36, awarding each ticket holder a prize of $155,000. Weber purchased his winning ticket at On the Run, 3225 Hampton Ave. in St. Louis, but he didn’t realize he had won until he checked his ticket the next day. “My reaction was just, ‘Um, um, um!’” Weber said, recalling the moment. “My wife heard me, and she goes, ‘What’s wrong?’ And I say, ‘Nothing’s wrong.’  I showed her the phone and she goes, ‘No way!’” Weber said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his wife and children’s cars and then look into purchasing a new truck. The two other...
MO Lottery: $100,000 Scratchers Prize Won by Mary Anne Gadell in Sunset Hills
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MO Lottery: $100,000 Scratchers Prize Won by Mary Anne Gadell in Sunset Hills

MO (STL.News) Mary Anne Gadell of St. Louis won a $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Heaps of 500s” Scratchers ticket. Gadell purchased the winning ticket at Petro Mart, 1430 S. Kirkwood, in Sunset Hills. All Missouri Lottery offices are open – by appointment only – for claims of $600 or more.  Winning tickets may also be claimed by mail. In FY20, players in St. Louis County, where the winning ticket was sold, won more than $179 million in Missouri Lottery prizes. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Wentzville Woman Susan Herndon Wins $755,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot
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Wentzville Woman Susan Herndon Wins $755,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot

MO (STL.News) Susan Herndon hadn’t planned to purchase a Show Me Cash ticket when she stopped in at her local Petro Mart, 463 Hawk Ridge Trail in Lake St. Louis, but she’s glad she did.  The spontaneous purchase paid off in a big way when she won the second-highest Show Me Cash jackpot ever offered – $755,000. “It just kind of happened,” Herndon said, recalling her purchase. “The next morning, I got up and checked the ticket.  I have the Missouri Lottery app on my phone where you can check your tickets,” she explained.  “I checked that and it came up, ‘Congratulations! Winner $755,000,’ and I thought I did it wrong!” Herndon scanned the ticket again just to make sure and learned she had, in fact, matched all five numbers drawn that night.  The winning numbers on Oct. 5 were 5, 6, 14, 29...
MO Lottery: Springfield Man James Adams Wins $50,000 Powerball Prize
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MO Lottery: Springfield Man James Adams Wins $50,000 Powerball Prize

MO (STL.News) James Adams’ luck took a turn for the better after he won $50,000 in the Sept. 16 Powerball drawing by matching four white-ball numbers, as well as the Powerball number drawn. Adams had hurt his back and had been off work for a week when he purchased the winning ticket at Rapid Roberts, 1840 S Campbell Ave., in Springfield. “I just had a couple Quick Picks,” Adams said, recalling the moment he realized he had won.  “I just went into a gas station and said, ‘Can you check this?’ The young lady was like, ‘Wait a minute.  It says Claim at the Lottery! and a dude came up behind her and said ‘Hey, man.  You just won $50,000!’” “It was exciting! I was excited! I’m still excited!”  Adams laughed. The winning numbers, which Adams notes he didn’t even know until he won, were 10 17...
O’Fallon Couple Kenneth Wilmes Buy Dream Home After Winning $1 Million Scratchers Prize
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O’Fallon Couple Kenneth Wilmes Buy Dream Home After Winning $1 Million Scratchers Prize

MO (STL.News) Kenneth Wilmes of O’Fallon claimed a $1 million prize on a Missouri Lottery “$300 Million Cash Explosion®” Scratchers ticket purchased at Midwest Petroleum, 2700 Technology Drive, in O’Fallon. “I almost fell out of my chair. It couldn’t have come at a better time,” Wilmes shared. “Our dream has been to own a house on a couple of acres. We found that house last week.” “$300 Million Cash Explosion®” is a $30 ticket with more than $167.3 million in unclaimed prizes, including two $10 million top prizes and five additional $1 million prizes. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE