One lucky Missouri Lottery player might be unknowingly carrying around a winning Lotto ticket worth $1.15 million. It’s been more than a month since a player in St. Louis matched all six numbers drawn on Feb. 15 to win half of the $2.3 million jackpot prize. Two players matched the winning numbers from that drawing, and while one has come forward – Paul Buttice of Millstadt, Ill. – the other has yet to claim their prize.
The ticket, which was purchased at Blackjack Firestone, 4895 Parker Road in St. Louis, matched the winning number combination of: 7, 8, 11, 16, 18 and 40.
Missouri Lottery Executive Director May Scheve Reardon said that in the history of the Lottery, only one Lotto ticket worth $1.7 million went unclaimed 15 years ago.
“Players have exactly 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize,” Reardon began. “If you buy tickets at Blackjack Firestone, please check them carefully.”
Although the patron at Git-N-Go, 2808 S. Campbell in Springfield, never claimed their prize from the drawing on Feb. 20, 1999, there is still plenty of time for the most recent Lotto winner to collect their windfall.
“This Lotto ticket expires on Aug. 14, so I encourage all players in the St. Louis area to review their tickets, so they don’t miss out on their opportunity to win a life-changing prize!”
Lotto is a twice-weekly Draw Game with jackpots that start at $1 million and grow until someone wins.