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
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum