John Gibson, 59, said the best part about winning is being able to "get debt free; not just me, but our kids, too."
John Gibson purchased $3 worth of Lotto plays on the morning of Aug. 6 at Country Mart, 309 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. He let the computer pick the lucky combination. Those numbers were: 1, 5, 12, 25, 26 and 44.
John Gibson, who retired in January 2000 as the postmaster for Poplar Bluff, said he never thought he would win such a prize. Bev Gibson, 58, is a part-time nurse at Cape Girardeau Central High School.
In addition to the Gibson’s win, Country Mart will receive a bonus equal to 1 percent of the jackpot - $43,000 – for selling the winning Lotto ticket.
To date, 188 jackpot tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold since the Missouri Lottery began 17 years ago. Of those tickets sold, 139 were from the Lotto game.
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