A Missouri Lotto player who buys tickets at Wiedmaier Truck Stop, 4215 S. 169 Highway in St. Joseph, is $1.7 million richer! One Lotto ticket sold there for the April 1 drawing matched all six numbers drawn – 1, 4, 5, 21, 24 and 38 – to win the jackpot.
"If you buy your lottery tickets there, please check them closely," said Susan Goedde, communications manager for the Missouri Lottery. “If you find you have the winning ticket, please sign the back and put it in a safe place until you can bring it to a Lottery office to claim your prize.”
Lotto winners have exactly 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize. In this case, the winner has until Sept. 28, 2009.
Missouri Lottery offices are located in Kansas City, Jefferson City, St. Louis and Springfield. Maps to each office can be found on the Lottery’s Web site at molottery.com.
There have been 188 winning Missouri Lotto jackpot tickets sold since the game began in 1986.