Missouri will allow lottery winners to remain anonymous
New law takes effect in August
By Kate Northrop
Lottery winners in Missouri will soon be able to claim their prizes under full anonymity once a new law takes effect in August.
On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Mike Parson signed four bills into law, one of which allows Missouri Lottery winners the ability to keep their names a secret.
According to a press release from the Governor's website, HB 402 prohibits the Lottery Commission from publishing a winner's name unless they have w ...
Jun 30, 2021, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri man who won multiple $1,000 lottery prizes finally nabs the $100,000 top prize
Sticking with his favorite game paid off
By Kate Northrop
As if he wasn't lucky already, one Missouri man stuck with his favorite lottery game to finally bring home a $100,000 top prize after winning multiple $1,000 prizes in the past.
Michael Hatch of Liberty revealed that he won a few prizes worth $1,000 playing crossword scratch-off games from the Missouri Lottery, but his most recent win of $100,000 increased his already impressive bragging rights.
He purchased a Triple Cash Cros ...
Apr 20, 2021, 5:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery to join Cash4Life multi-state game
Missouri players can begin playing as soon as this weekend
By Kate Northrop
The Missouri Lottery announced this morning that it will be adding the Cash4Life multi-state game to its lineup, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day for life.
Missouri players will be able to purchase tickets starting this Sun., Apr. 11 for Cash4Life, a nightly game that features a top prize of $1,000 a day for life and a second-tier prize of $1,000 a week for life. It is currently offered in nine othe ...
Apr 8, 2021, 1:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri woman "accidentally" wins $100,000 lottery jackpot
Simple blunder leads to a good ending
By Kate Northrop
A lucky mistake that led a woman to accidentally win a $100,000 lottery jackpot just proves that some things are meant to be.
Page Nelson of Chesterfield made the right decision to go with the flow when she was handed the wrong ticket by the clerk, according to the Missouri Lottery.
Nelson made a trip to the 7-Eleven on Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket but did not receive a ticket for the game s ...
Nov 18, 2020, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri woman collects $3 million 18 years after first lottery win
A Missouri woman who collected a $50,000 lottery jackpot in 2002 returned to lottery headquarters 18 years later to claim a $3 million jackpot.
Anne Kasal told Missouri Lottery officials she bought her Lotto ticket for the March 11 drawing at Schnucks Market at 5055 Arsenal St. in St. Louis.
Her ticket matched all six numbers drawn: 11, 16, 23, 26, 31, and 38.
I play all the games, Kasal said. I bought the same tickets as I always buy, and one happened to be lucky.
Kasal, who has n ...
Mar 26, 2020, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery sales drop amid coronavirus response
With Missouri already losing tax revenue from the shutdown of the state's casinos, sales of lottery tickets have taken a nosedive as people stay home amid a pandemic.
According to a weekly sales update obtained by the Post-Dispatch, overall sales dropped by 11% this week compared to a similar period last week. Scratch off ticket sales have dropped 9% and lottery draw games are down 11%.
For the lottery, that amounts to a total sales drop of more than $1.7 million.
The decline in sales i ...
Mar 20, 2020, 7:25 am - Lottery News forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum