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Missouri House considers legislation to protect the identity of lottery winners
A bill to protect the identity of Missouri lottery winners is making its way through the legislative process. Rep. Jay Mosley (R-Florissant) sponsored the bill to provide an added level of safety for individuals who win lottery prizes in the state. The current practice is for prize winners to have their names posted to the lottery website to announce their winnings. Mosley said the change is needed to give winners the option to stay anonymous. This is a safety issue and a way to giv
Mar 4, 2020, 8:39 am - Lottery News

Customer tips bartender with Powerball lottery ticket — and it wins $50,000
A bartender in Missouri received the tip of a lifetime when a customer gave her a Powerball ticket that ended up winning $50,000. Taylor Russey, 33, told reporters Wednesday that a regular patron gave out Powerball tickets as part of his tip on Oct. 18 for her good service that evening at Bleacher's Bar in O'Fallon. He does this every now and then, and when he does, he still tips regularly, Russey said of the generous gentleman who has asked to remain anonymous. It's just something nice h
Oct 30, 2019, 4:00 pm - Lottery News

Missouri couple claim their second major lottery prize
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
Sep 10, 2019, 7:58 pm - Lottery News

Long-lost $50,000 lottery ticket found one day before expiration
A Missouri couple found a lottery ticket in their glove compartment and discovered it was a $50,000 winner just one day before it would have expired. Joseph Randy Moore of St. Peters told Missouri Lottery officials his wife, Karen, stopped for a tea on her way to work and discovered a few forgotten Powerball tickets in the glove compartment of her vehicle. She took them inside to have them scanned, and she texted me a picture of one asking if I knew what 'Claim At Lottery' meant, Moore sa
Apr 18, 2019, 12:27 pm - Lottery News

Kansas man claims $50M Mega Millions jackpot on ticket he purchased in Missouri
By Todd Northrop A Kansas man who stopped to get gas and a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Kansas City, Missouri is now $50 million richer. According to a news release from the Missouri Lottery, Hira Singh of Shawnee, Kansas, claimed the jackpot in Jefferson City this week. The Quick Pick ticket Singh bought at the QuikTrip at 6641 E. Truman Road in Kansas City matched all six Mega Millions numbers drawn on March 12. Those numbers were 10, 12, 16, 49, and 57 with Mega Ball number 18.
Mar 22, 2019, 5:58 am - Lottery News

Nurses donate Mega Millions winnings to co-workers in need
Includes video report The nationwide buzz over the recent $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was a temporary high, but the excitement at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO, continued weeks after the drawing. A lottery pool of 126 nurses working at the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) had hoped to win it all and while they didn't get the jackpot, they did have some luck. We never thought in a million years we would win anything at all, and then we came one number away from
Nov 29, 2018, 8:00 am - Lottery News

Missouri Lottery facing challenging issues with vendor contract
One of the Missouri Lottery's biggest contracts might not stand up in court if it was challenged by the company that runs its statewide network of ticket sales. That means the state doesn't collect as much money as the contract allows when the company is penalized for breakdowns. And, even when the Lottery does collect money for penalties, the proceeds are not directly funding public schools across the Show-Me state, according to a review by the Post-Dispatch. Rather, the cash is being rol
Sep 20, 2017, 10:48 am - Lottery News

Missouri electrician finds his $10 million 'Golden Ticket'
By Todd Northrop Life is about to become very different for an electrician from Jefferson County, Missouri. On July 9, David Piper, 67, walked into the Schnucks at 3900 Vogel Road in Arnold. He picked up some groceries and bought a few lottery tickets, as he usually does. When Piper returned to his home in Imperial, he drank a cup of coffee and scratched off his $30 game, the $300,000,000 Golden Ticket. The number 33 came up, and I thought, 'Well, I won something,' Piper told lotte
Aug 1, 2017, 3:54 pm - Lottery News

Unclaimed $3.5M Missouri Lottery jackpot about to expire
By Todd Northrop Missouri Lottery players: check your pockets, your car, your drawers, and track down all your old lottery tickets. You could be a millionaire and not even know it! A $3.5 million Lotto ticket was sold at the Fuel Mart on Highway 19 in the Missouri River town of Hermann on November 12 and has still not been claimed. Because Missouri Lottery winners have 180 days to claim their prize, the winning ticket expires May 11. The winning ticket has the number combination of 10,
Apr 14, 2017, 8:15 am - Lottery News

Woman sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from Missouri lottery winner
A former Kansas City woman who stole more than $400,000 from a Missouri Lottery winner was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. Freya Pearson, 44, of Conyers, Ga., was ordered to repay $441,830 to the victim, a female 61-year-old former hospital housekeeper who won $2.4 million in the Missouri Lottery in 2008. But because of Pearson's scheme, the lottery winner is now financially insolvent and had to take a reverse mortgage in order to keep her home, according to federal pr
Feb 22, 2017, 8:35 pm - Lottery News

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