2008-09-25 08:12:46.417

Southern Missouri Family Members Win Lotto Jackpot

Bruce Wright of Isabella and his son-in-law Joseph Novak of Gainesville, are $2.3 million richer after they shared the Sept. 20 Missouri Lottery Lotto jackpot.  Wright, 62, and Novak, 50, took the cash option for their share of the $2.3 million prize, which is $716,755 each before taxes.

Wright and Novak purchased their winning ticket at Boyd Garrison  Enterprise, 2904 HC 2 in Theodosia.  Boyd Garrison Enterprise will receive a check equal to 1 percent of the jackpot prize -  which is $23,000 -  for selling the winning ticket.

To date, 259 tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold since Missouri Lottery sales started in January 1986.  This is the 178th Lotto jackpot ticket sold.

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