A Kingsville man claimed the $1 million Missouri Lottery Powerball prize from the Sept. 22 drawing. Eddie Miller bought the winning ticket at Temp Stop, 1101 N.E. Rice Road, in Lee’s Summit. Miller said he stopped for a cappuccino and a Powerball ticket on his way to an auction in Kansas City. He discovered the Quick Pick ticket was a winner the next evening while checking the numbers on MOLottery.com.
“I looked at it, and I said, ‘Oh, I’ve got four numbers. No, I have five numbers!’” he recalled, his voice matching the excitement of the moment. “I just kind of sat there and let it soak in a little bit. I don’t really get shook up too much, but it hit me a little.”
Miller is retired from the bakery industry and now spends his days attending dances and auctions. He said he wish he had known about the windfall before attending the auction that weekend.
“They had a ’55 Chevy in real good shape there. If I had known I would win the Lottery, I might have bought it,” he joked.
Miller added that he regularly plays Lotto, Mega Millions and Powerball. He also likes to hunt and plans to pay off his small farm with the windfall.
The winning Powerball numbers for Sept. 22 were: 2, 16, 18, 40 and 42. Temp Stop received a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Powerball is multi-Lottery Draw Game with jackpots that start at $40 million. Players who match all five white-ball numbers win a $1 million prize. For an extra dollar at the time of purchase, players can add Power Play and win larger non-jackpot prizes. The Match 5 prize with Power Play is $2 million.