A group of five Missouri Lottery players who purchased a Quick Pick Lotto ticket for $1 has stepped forward to claim the $4.2 million jackpot from the Jan. 22 drawing. The prize was claimed by Deborah King of Independence, who is sharing a portion of her winnings with: Cherlyn Harding, Robin Williams and Randy Harding, all of Independence; and Ruth Waldon of Neosho.
Lotto winners have the option to receive their prize in one payment (cash option) or spread over 25 annual payments (annuity option). In this case, all five winners opted for the cash option, which is approximately half of the advertised jackpot. The group will split a lump-sum payment of $2,753,830 before taxes.
The winning ticket was purchased at Price Chopper, 16611 E. 23rd St., in Independence. Price Chopper will receive a bonus equal to 1 percent of the jackpot amount –$42,000 – for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
Lotto is a twice-weekly Numbers Game with jackpots that start at $1 million and grow until someone wins. Since the game began in 1986, 199 winning Lotto jackpots have been awarded, and there have been 308 Missouri-made millionaires overall.
The winning numbers from the Jan. 22 Lotto drawing were: 27, 28, 29, 30, 34 and 44.