A St. Louis firefighter is the first Missouri Lottery player to claim the top prize on a “Millionaire” Scratchers ticket. 60-year-old Bob Church of St. Charles bought the winning ticket at Aro-Mart off Harvester Road, in St. Peters May 21.
Church says, "My first day of vacation is when I scratched this off. I was on my way home from the firehouse."
Church has been with the Chesterfield Fire department for 37 years. He now says he and his wife Dawn can pay off their house and cars. He retires in October.
A Powerball player in the St. Louis area will soon have a fatter wallet. That's because a $1 million winning ticket was sold at a South County liquor store.
While no one won matched all six numbers to win Wednesday's $360 million jackpot, Missouri Lottery officials say a ticket matching all five white balls was sold at Telegraph Liquors in the 5600 block of Telegraph Road. That ticket is worth $1 million.
A $10,000 ticket was also sold at a QuikTrip in Ellisville.
Since there was no big winner Wednesday, the jackpot for Saturday's drawing has increased to an estimated $550 million.
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.
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.