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March 6, 2014

Second $250,000 Winner Drawn in New Lottery Game

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For the second time in the first two weeks, the Missouri Lottery’s new $250K Triple Play Draw Game has produced a $250,000 top-prize winner. The winning ticket from last night’s drawing was sold at Bob’s E-Z Stop, 1202 N. Main St., in Nixa.

$250K Triple Play started on Feb. 23, and produced a $250,000 winner in the first drawing, Feb. 26. That ticket was sold at the At Your Convenience store, located at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis. Four players have won the second prize of $10,000 since the game began.

“This game is making a lot of big winners, right out of the gate, which is exactly what we wanted,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery.

The new $2 game includes three separate games with nine chances to win on a single ticket and a top prize of $250,000 cash. Players can win up to $250,000 on Game 1, up to $10,000 on Game 2 and up to $5,000 on Game 3. The overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 6.18.

To play, players pick four numbers from 1 to 60 for Game 1 or have the computer “Quick Pick” the numbers for them. Players will receive a total of eight more sets of “Quick Pick” numbers for Games 2 and 3. The winning numbers are drawn at 8:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, along with Missouri Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4, and Show Me Cash. Players can buy tickets up to 15 consecutive drawings in advance.

In addition to the $250,000 winner in last night drawing, another ticket sold in the game worth $10,000. That ticket was sold at MPC, 11902 Missouri Bottom Road in Hazelwood. A total of 357 combinations matched three of four numbers to win $30, and 13,508 plays matched two of four numbers to win $2.

A ticket worth $10,000 was also sold in the Powerball game last night; that ticket was sold at Casey’s General Store, 2000 S. Broadway in Oak Grove.

Players can still play for big prizes: the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night is up to an estimated $270 million.

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