The Wiebergs are fixtures in the St. Elizabeth area. Stanley and Sandra Wieberg have lived in Iberia and worked in Jefferson City for several decades. They organized car pools for locals to get to work in Jefferson City for most of that time, and they’ve been playing a few dollars on the Missouri Lottery all the while, too. Persistence finally paid off for the couple when they won the $3.3 million Lotto jackpot on Feb. 24. Stanley said karma also might have had something to do with their luck.
The day he bought the winning ticket, Stanley had a car in for maintenance. The mechanic who worked on his vehicle left a very expensive power tool in the car. Being a retired mechanic, Stanley knew how much the tool was worth and took it back to the dealership. The worker was very relieved.
“We took it back, and I guess that’s the reason,” he exclaimed. “Maybe doing the good deed paid off.”
They found out they were winners when one of their daughters shared that a winning ticket had been sold at C & D Market, 722 Highway 52, in St. Elizabeth.
“I texted her back and said, ‘I wonder who that was. It must be nice,” recalled Sandra.
“What were the numbers?” asked Stanley.
Sandra pulled up the numbers on MOLottery.com.
“I started reading the first couple,” said Sandra. “Then he started naming the rest. I’m like, ‘How do you know?’”
“Because they’re here on this ticket,” replied Stanley.
C & D Market received a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning jackpot ticket. The winning Lotto numbers for Feb. 24 were: 1, 3, 8, 13, 25 and 32.
Sandra still works part-time for the Department of Health and Senior Services, but she is considering full retirement now. She and Stanley have some travelling to do.
“Pay bills and do some traveling,” Sandra said of their plans.
“I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska,” added Stanley.
Other plans include fixing up Stanley’s first car – a 1964 Falcon.
Stanley said he’ll continue to the play the Lottery.
“If you don’t play, you don’t win,” he stated.
Lotto is a twice-weekly Draw Game with jackpots that start at $1 million.