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Missouri lottery winner to validate $3.1 million winning ticket

Sep 21, 2004, 6:54 am

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Missouri Lottery asks man to 'Show Me'

He bought a lottery ticket at the Mini Mart in Ava. On Saturday he hit the jackpot. At least he thinks so.

Now, an Ava man must wait until Wednesday or Thursday for state lottery officials to verify whether his lottery ticket will turn him into a $3.1 million winner in the Missouri Lottery. The man turned in his ticket Monday morning at the Ava convenience store, said worker Rhonda Yost. Her co-worker was on duty when the man arrived.

"She said he was just like in shock," Yost said. The man asked the store staff not to release his name yet.

Missouri Lottery officials confirmed that someone claimed to have the winning ticket on Monday, and expected to receive the ticket stub for verification in Jefferson City. Once verified, officials will release the winner's name, by law. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 16, 18, 30 and 44.

"They're not official winners until their ticket has cleared security," said spokeswoman Shelly Perez.

That makes the news all the more suspenseful in Ava, which has never had a Missouri jackpot winner, Perez said.

"It's pretty exciting for the Ava community," Perez said. "I'm sure everybody is wondering who the heck it is."

It would be good news for the Mini Mart, too. The retailer selling the winning ticket receives an amount equal to 1 percent of the jackpot in this case about $31,000, Perez said. "So they basically won the jackpot, too," she said.

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Posted: September 21, 2004, 9:04 am - IP Logged

that seems weird.  it almost makes it look like the guy did something wrong, but it doesn't look like he did.

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    Posted: September 21, 2004, 9:31 am - IP Logged

    Hot Lotto just had a $10.8 million winner.

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      Posted: September 21, 2004, 11:37 am - IP Logged

      i read that the ticket was not a clean ticket; and the state is doing further investigation to ensure that he has the valid one. also, they are not stating that he is a suspect for any type of fraud.

      --winner2b

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        Posted: September 22, 2004, 12:26 am - IP Logged

        define "not a clean ticket".

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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          Posted: October 9, 2004, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

          Maybe he dropped it in the mud.

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            Posted: October 11, 2004, 1:38 am - IP Logged

            perhaps, but i doubt it.  i'm guessing the ticket was smudged or something.

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              Posted: October 14, 2004, 9:35 am - IP Logged

              Runny ink?