May 1, 2006
Powerball Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold In St. Charles
For the first time ever, a Powerball player in Missouri has become a millionaire using the Power Play feature. Missouri Lottery records show one Powerball ticket sold at QuikTrip, 1640 S. 5th St. in St. Charles, for the April 29 drawing matched all five white-ball numbers drawn to win the $200,000 second-level prize. Records show the ticket owner used the additional $1 Power Play feature to multiply his or her winnings. Since the Power Play number drawn on April 29 was five, the prize is worth $1 million. The winning numbers are: 19, 30, 35, 40 and 41.
"This is the first time a Powerball winner in Missouri has become a millionaire using Power Play," said Gary Gonder, director of communications for the Missouri Lottery. "Not only can you win a life-changing prize by hitting the Powerball jackpot, but you can also become a millionaire by using Power Play."
Powerball winners have exactly 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize. In this case, the winner has until Oct. 26. If you discover you hold the winning ticket, sign the back and take it to a Missouri Lottery office. Offices are located in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield and Independence. Maps to each office can be found at www.molottery.com.
For an extra $1 per play, Powerball’s Power Play feature offers the chance to multiply prizes from $3 to $200,000 by two, three, four or five times their normal value. After each Wednesday and Saturday Powerball drawing, a wheel is spun to select that draw’s Power Play number. The wheel has 16 spaces that are labeled as follows: 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5. On April 29, the Power Play number drawn was 5.
QuikTrip will receive a $10,000 bonus - five times the regular bonus - for selling a second-level Powerball prize with the Power Play.
This is the fourth Missouri Lottery ticket sold worth $1 million or more in the past three weeks. On April 12, a group of 13 co-workers from Florissant shared a Missouri record $224.2 million Powerball jackpot. On April 19, two co-workers for the Jefferson City News Tribune shared a Missouri Lotto jackpot worth $2.6 million. On April 22, a Houston man won the first top prize in the Lottery’s new "Lifetime Riches" Scratchers game, getting a choice of $50,000 a year for life or a cash prize of $800,000.