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Mario Yancy’s last-minute decision to play Powerball paid off after he won a $1 million prize in the Oct. 28 drawing.
“I don’t play very often, I couldn’t believe it,” Yancy said. “I had the ticket checked in multiple places just to see if it was right. I was pretty excited.”
Yancy’s Powerball ticket, purchased at DDT Package Liquor, 7206 St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale, matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $1 million prize. The winning numbers that night were 11, 28, 37, 40 and 53.
Yancy said he doesn’t exactly know what he’s going to do with the winnings yet, but he plans to invest most of it.
Powerball is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game with drawings held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. All current and past winning numbers can be found at MOLottery.com.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $202 million.
In FY20, players in St. Louis County, where Yancy purchased his winning ticket, won more than $179 million in Missouri Lottery prizes. During the same time period, retailers received more than $17 million in commissions and bonuses, and more than $29 million in Lottery proceeds went to education programs in the county.
Mario Yancy’s last-minute decision to play Powerball paid off after he won a $1 million prize in the Oct. 28 drawing. “I don’t play very often, I couldn’t believe it,” Yancy said. “I had the ticket checked in multiple places just to see if it was right. I was pretty excited.”
Missouri Lottery hits largest jackpot since Oct. 2018
Posted: Jan 6, 2021 / 07:56 PM CST / Updated: Jan 6, 2021 / 07:56 PM CST
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – One lucky Missourian has the chance to win $410 million in the Powerball. The winning numbers are for January 6, 2021 are 01 20 22 60 66 03.
This has been the first time since Oct. 2018 we’ve seen Missouri Lottery jackpots this high. The winner of Power Ball will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. MegaMillion numbers will be announced on Friday, Jan. 8 and is worth $490 million.
Despite the pandemic, Community Relations Director for Missouri Lottery, Marty Zuniga, says sales have not taken a hit.
“We’ve been very fortunate. Sales have been very good during the last couple of months during the pandemic,” he said. “Scratcher sales are about 20 percent up from normally are, and we believe that to be people are finding that to be a safe and fun way to have something to do that’s entertaining.”
To date, Missouri happens to be the second luckiest Powerball state in the country in terms of winners.
MegaMillion numbers will be announced on Friday, Jan. 8 and is worth $490 million.