Missouri man wins $1.6 million in lottery
Columbia resident William Hainen might be $1.6 million richer after winning the Missouri Lottery, but that doesn't mean he's a celebrity at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket.
I have no idea who he is, said Kim Morgan, assistant manager at the Fast Lane on Route HH in northeast Columbia.
Representatives of the Missouri Lottery stopped at the store on Thursday, informed the staff that the winning Lotto ticket had been sold there and provided the store with signs to b ...
Mar 6, 2006, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri couple wins $8.1 million Lotto jackpot
A Maryland Heights, Missouri, couple has claimed an $8.1 million Lotto jackpot, becoming the second major lottery winner in north St. Louis County this year.
Peter and Judy Buhrman's winning numbers 4, 17, 25, 35, 36 and 38 were announced in a drawing Feb. 4. The couple turned the ticket over to Missouri Lottery officials Friday. After officials verified it was the winning ticket, they named the Buhrmans this week as the winners.
Peter Buhrman, 56, did not return calls to his home or h ...
Mar 2, 2006, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri celebrates 20 years of lottery
The Missouri Lottery celebrates its 20th birthday this month by giving Missourians a six-digit birthday present.Tickets went on sale Monday for the special Dream Draw raffle game that runs through Feb. 23. Weekly tax prepaid prizes of $20,000 will be awarded, along with a tax-free grand prize of $200,000. The $2 game also offers a number of $20 instant winners.The state lottery has come a long way since January 1986, when the first scratch-off game, Jackpot '86, was introduced.Since then, $ ...
Jan 24, 2006, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Company That Claimed to Sell Winning Lottery Numbers Will Pay Refund
A Buffalo, N.Y., company that told consumers they could buy winning lottery numbers will issue full refunds to Missouri residents and will cease to do business in Missouri under a court-approved agreement with Attorney General Jay Nixon.An assurance of voluntary compliance filed in Cole County Circuit Court orders Multi-Plays of America Inc. to cease contacting Missouri consumers by any means, and to provide a full refund to any Missouri consumer who contacts the company and requests one. The co ...
Sep 21, 2005, 11:13 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery appoints new director
The Missouri Lottery Commission on Monday named its longtime chief financial officer, Larry Jansen, as the agency's new executive director.Jansen, 49, of Jefferson City, is a certified public accountant and has worked as the lottery's controller and chief financial officer since the lottery's inception in 1986.Under his direction, the Lottery has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting the past five y ...
Sep 14, 2005, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery scores triple-zeros twice in one day
Missouri Lottery players with an affinity for the number zero won big Wednesday, when the winning Pick 3 numbers in both the afternoon and evening drawings were 0-0-0.Triple numbers have never been picked twice in one day, said Scott White, the lottery's online product manager. But statistically, he said, they are all random events. We are as likely to draw triple zeros the next five draws. Triple numbers are popular Pick 3 bets.The lottery collected $60,071 among Pick 3 players during the mi ...
Jul 28, 2005, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Director hired to run Oklahoma Lottery
James R. Scroggins, the executive director of the Missouri lottery for the last 13 years, was hired Tuesday to direct the startup of the Oklahoma lottery.The vote was unanimous from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission to hire Scroggins, 61, at a base salary of $175,000 a year, plus $30,000 in one-time transition expenses.Scroggins also will get a bonus of $25,000 if instant lottery tickets go on sale in Oklahoma during October of this year and another $25,000 if online lottery games go on sale durin ...
May 10, 2005, 8:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri couple's lottery prize is 10-times what they expected
Pam and John Baur were thrilled when they thought they had won $130,000 from the Missouri Lottery.Imagine how they felt when they added another zero to the total.The St. Louis couple went to the Lottery office in St. Louis April 20 to claim what they thought was a $130,000 prize. In fact, the had won $1.3 million in the April 9 drawing. When I saw the $1.3 million on the (terminal), I told John, 'we missed a zero,' Baur said. He looked at the machine and then at me and just grinned. Baur bough ...
Apr 27, 2005, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas man claims $1.4 million Missouri lottery jackpot
An Arkansas man said his seven children are full of suggestions after he won a $1.4 million Missouri Lottery jackpot. The kids are giving us lists for things like bigger televisions, said John Gilbert, 49, who presented his winning ticket from the March 26 drawing to lottery officials last week.But Gilbert and his wife, Maria, plan a more practical approach. The couple from Harrison, Ark., plan to take the prize in one lump sum payment of $700,000 before taxes and invest most the money for thei ...
Apr 19, 2005, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery faces downturn in sales
The Missouri Lottery faces a $3.5 million budget cut that could force layoffs of a fourth of the agency's workers plus another General Assembly-ordered retreat from advertising.This will be the fourth year in a row we're taking a significant budget cut, director Jim Scroggins told Lottery Commission members last week.We are struggling to understand that and to understand how we are expected to grow business and increase sales.Despite more than $6 million in advertising cuts the past three years, ...
Mar 22, 2005, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum