ARKANSAS PLANT MANAGER HITS THE JACKPOT
A plant manager from Belle Vista, Ark., added $750,000 cash to his retirement account after winning the Lotto jackpot from Saturday night’s drawing. Jerry B. Phillips, 58, said he would use his winnings to pay off some bills and "look forward to retirement."
Phillips was the only Lotto player to match all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing, which was worth $1.5 million. Phillips selected the cash option on his winning ticket, which means he will be able to receive the funds available to pay the jackpot in one lump-sum payment.
Phillips purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket at Don’s Stateline Store, Highway 71 in Pineville. The winning numbers were: 2, 5, 22, 23, 32 and 41.
In addition to Phillips’ prize, Don’s Stateline Store will receive a bonus check equal to 1 percent of the jackpot prize - approximately $15,000 - for selling the winning ticket.
To date, 147 winning Missouri Lottery tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold since the lottery began in January 1986. Phillips’ prize is the 106th Lotto jackpot ticket sold since the game began in October 1986.
During the past month, three Missouri Lotto and one instant jackpot ticket have been sold. One of those Lotto tickets, worth $1.7 million, is still unclaimed. That ticket was sold at Git-N-Go, 2808 S. Campbell in Springfield, for the Feb. 20 drawing.
Another Lotto ticket from Aug. 1, 1998, also remains unclaimed. That ticket, worth $1.3 million ($650,000 cash), was sold at Super Thriftway in Kansas City.
Lotto players have exactly one year from the drawing to claim a jackpot prize.