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2015-01-16 11:37:25.27

First Million-Dollar Prize of 2015 Claimed

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A Manchester woman is the first Missouri Lottery millionaire of 2015. Donna Swiney claimed the $3.6 million Lotto jackpot from the Jan. 7 drawing after her husband purchased the ticket from Speedy Gas and Wash, 13898 Manchester Road, in Ballwin on Jan. 6. Swiney used Quick Pick to correctly match all six numbers in the Jan. 7 drawing. The winning numbers were:  9, 15, 33, 35, 38 and 43.

While claiming her $3.6 million prize at the Lottery’s St. Louis office, Swiney, an accountant, shared that she is not normally a Lotto player.

“I usually buy Powerball tickets, but I think, in the future, I might change my ways,” laughed Smiley, as she recounted her Lottery win. “I had mentioned to my husband that the Lotto hadn’t paid off for a long time and told him, ‘If you’re ever at a [retailer], pick me up a ticket,’” continued Swiney. “He and my son were running errands and bought the ticket while getting gas.”

After confirming the ticket with the Lottery, the mother of two was feeling grateful towards her husband, Ed, for their Lottery win.

“When he came home, he gave me the ticket and that’s probably the nicest thing he’s ever done for me in almost 50 years of marriage.”

At the time of claiming her prize, Swiney had yet to make any definite plans for the windfall.

For selling the winning ticket, Speedy Gas and Wash received a bonus check for $5,000.

Lotto is a twice-weekly Draw Game with jackpots that start at $1 million. To date, there have been 228 jackpots awarded in Lotto, the longest running Missouri Lottery Draw Game. More than $688 million has been awarded in the Draw Game, with the highest jackpot being $19 million. Find information for all Missouri Lottery Draw Games and recent winning numbers at MOLottery.com.

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