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Missouri couple claim their second major lottery prize

Sep 10, 2019, 7:58 pm

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A Missouri couple who won a $3.7 million lottery prize in 2007 saw their luck heat up a second time last week, narrowly missing out on another multi-million dollar prize.

Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace matched four of the five white-ball numbers, plus the Powerball, that were drawn Sept. 4, the Missouri Lottery said in a statement.

The Lovelaces just missed out on a piece of the $80 million jackpot, but still earned a $50,000 prize.

Jimmie said they like to play Powerball and Lotto, using Quick Pick to select their numbers. He purchased their latest winning ticket at Country Mart, 125 W. Karsch, in Farmington, Missouri.

The winning numbers for the Sept. 4 drawing were 4, 8, 30, 52, and 59, with Powerball number 2. The Lovelaces missed out only on the number 8.

One ticket sold in upstate New York won the jackpot, while another ticket sold in Virginia matched all five white-ball numbers for a $1 million prize. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is estimated at $50 million.

Winning multiple lottery prizes is rare, but not uncommon. In July, a Connecticut man won a second $100,000 prize after winning the same jackpot a year earlier.

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United States
Member #163184
January 22, 2015
2260 Posts

Guy in Maine claimed his second prize last week, this time for a million dollars.   Had suggested this story to LP.


Nice to hear of their good fortune!


    United States
    Member #34930
    March 9, 2006
    209 Posts

    "earned a $50,000 prize"

    4+1 would have been $500,000 if they had paid the extra Power Play dollar.

      United States
      Member #32651
      February 14, 2006
      8966 Posts

      "earned a $50,000 prize"

      4+1 would have been $500,000 if they had paid the extra Power Play dollar.

      Maybe they spent almost all of the $3.7 million and/or didn't want to spend the extra buck. MM has the "jackpot only" option making spending an extra buck almost a no-brainer.

        TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
        Brooklyn, NY
        United States
        Member #169719
        October 29, 2015
        1490 Posts

        MM's Just the Jackpot option is a good deal since you get two games for $3. That is  until you get 5 white balls without the MM # and would have won $1,000,000, but because you chose Just the jackpot.....you get NOTHING!

        I'll spend the extra 50 cents and claim my $1 mil prize. Thank you very much.

        The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

        “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

        Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

          music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
          USN United States Navy
          Fresno, California
          United States
          Member #157851
          August 2, 2014
          3959 Posts

          Congratulations to Marilyn & Jimmie Lovelace from Missouri. 

            Consider playing MM if it rolls tonight. Party

           "We are all in this together!" 


            United States
            Member #180549
            March 12, 2017
            192 Posts

            Yeah they should play MM HARD, it would be way too easy for them to win.

              cbr$'s avatar - maren
              United States
              Member #104478
              January 15, 2011
              11420 Posts

              Congratulation to the Lovelace's on their win. The second time for them. The nice thing to know is was on Quick            Picks.  Nice    Party