One person in Missouri is $1 million richer after matching the five white balls in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.
The numbers drawn were 2-11-26-34-41, with a Powerball of 32.
No one won the $360 million dollar Powerball jackpot. With no winner, Powerball officials project that the next drawing will be worth an estimated $475 million.
The Powerball jackpot for tonight's drawing is again in record territory. Missouri Lottery officials have announced the top prize has increased to $360 million, the third-largest jackpot in the game's history. The cash option is now worth an estimated $229.2 million before taxes. Players have until 8:59 p.m. CDT to purchase tickets.
Lottery officials say it's okay to dream, as long as players are responsible. They say even with a big prize like this one, it only takes one $2 ticket to win.
The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing is also high -- an estimated $170 million. It costs just $1 for a chance at that prize.
The convenience store that sold a winning lottery ticket last month, may be luckier than the jackpot winner.
A QuikTrip on Lindbergh in Florissant sold its second grand prize winning ticket in the last year. The store sold a ticket worth $1.1 million in April of 2012--both times the store got a $5,000 bonus.
The most recent jackpot winner is Kenneth Yates of Florissant, he will take home $2.7 million.
Another Missouri Lottery jackpot winner from the St. Louis area.
The newest winner bought the ticket for the Saturday drawing at a St. Peters Dierbergs. Just a week before the newest winner, another person bought a ticket in St. Louis County that is worth $2.7 million.
This past weekend's jackpot was $1.1 million.
For the second time in one week, the Missouri Lottery has made a millionaire out of a Lotto player in the St. Louis area.
One lucky ticket was sold at the Dierbergs in the 62-hundred block of Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. The winner matched all six numbers drawn on April 27 to win the $1.1 million jackpot prize. The winning number combination was: 3, 14, 25, 32, 35 and 44.
May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Lottery says, “In addition to this weekend’s big winner, we’re also anxiously awaiting to hear from last Saturday’s Lotto winner in Florissant.”
That ticket, worth $2.7 million, was sold at QuikTrip, 2105 N. Highway 67, for the April 20 drawing. The winning number combination was: 14, 20, 21, 24, 25 and 35.
Someone in Florissant is beginning the new week as a millionaire, after one Missouri Lotto ticket matched all six numbers drawn on April 20 to win the $2.7 million jackpot prize.
The lucky ticket was sold at QuikTrip, 2105 N. Highway 67, with the winning number combination of 14, 20, 21, 24, 25 and 35.
“What a fun weekend, full of winners,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery.
In addition to the weekend’s Lotto win, someone in Hannibal won $250,000 playing Mega Millions on Friday night, a Show Me Cash ticket worth $232,000 was sold in St. Louis for Saturday’s drawing and, on Sunday, a Club Keno player in Arnold scored a $55,071 win.
“If you’re holding one of these winning tickets, you need to sign the back of it right away and keep it in a safe place until you can claim your prize,” Reardon added.
Draw game winners have exactly 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize. Expiration dates for winning Missouri Lottery tickets can be found on the Winning Numbers page at MOLottery.com. Prizes can be claimed at any of the Lottery’s four offices, which are located in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield and Kansas City.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House members have endorsed a proposal to create a new lottery ticket to help veterans.
Revenues from the Missouri Lottery currently are directed to education. Under the measure approved Tuesday, proceeds from the new ticket would go to the Veterans Commission capital improvement fund. The proposal needs another vote before moving to the Senate and would require voter approval.
The Veterans Commission runs nursing homes and serves more than 1,300 people. Its trust fund shrunk in recent years because it was tapped to make up for declining general revenue appropriations. Lawmakers last year approved a dedicated funding source.
Opponents of the new lottery ticket raised concerns that it would cut funding for education. The measure's sponsor says that hasn't been the case in other states.