July 20, 2010
Mega Millions Winner Will "Soup up Harley" with $10,000 Prize
Third time’s a charm for one St. Charles man who is $10,000 richer. Robert Scott, 50, a weekly Powerball player, said he occasionally buys Mega Millions tickets. Scott had played Mega Millions twice before to no avail. He decided to try his luck for a third time by purchasing a $5 Quick Pick ticket for the July 16 drawing.
"I normally just play Powerball," he said, referring to his last-minute decision to play Mega Millions. "I just took a chance on it!"
The first-time Lottery winner asked the clerk at QuikTrip, 4646 Highway 94 S. in St. Charles, to check his ticket. He was surprised by what happened next.
"He came back and told me it was a $10,000 winner," he recalled. "I thought he was joking with me."
After a few minutes of convincing from the clerk, Scott began to believe that he was holding a winning ticket.
He returned home to place the ticket "in a safe spot" until he could claim his prize at a Lottery regional office on Monday.
As for plans for spending the windfall, he will "spend it and soup up my Harley."
When asked for advice for fellow Lottery players, he replied, "Take your chances!"
Scott matched four white-ball numbers and the Megaball® in the July 16 Mega Millions drawing.
The winning numbers from the drawing were: 2, 15, 18, 20, 39 and the Megaball® was 34.
is a multi-state game that features jackpots starting at $12 million. Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday nights at 10 p.m. To date, the highest Mega Millions jackpot prize claimed is $390 million – a prize split by two ticketholders in Georgia and New Jersey. The Missouri Lottery began Mega Millions sales on Jan. 31.