2016-12-29 10:26:09.683

$50,000 Powerball Prize Surprises St. Louis Couple

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A $50,000 Missouri Lottery Powerball prize certainly isn’t an everyday occurrence for Melissa Voss-Hummel. What tends to happen more frequently is Voss-Hummel and her wife, Dawn, spending time at their bar, Hummel’s Pub, 7101 S. Broadway in St. Louis, while enjoying food, cocktails and Missouri Lottery tickets.

“We like to play Powerball, Lotto and Show Me Cash regularly, but we really like to play Club Keno,” said Voss-Hummel.

Dec. 17 started as a regular outing to Hummel’s Pub for the couple, complete with a Powerball purchase. It wasn’t until the following day that the couple’s Powerball ticket proved to be exemplary.

“My wife was actually the one who saw that we had won and called me. I thought she was having a heart attack; she was so excited,” said Voss-Hummel. “She brought the ticket to me and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I just kept looking at the numbers online to double-check that we hadn’t matched all the numbers to win the jackpot. I’m still in shock, to be honest.”

Voss-Hummel and her wife’s $50,000 prize comes a few weeks after they won two Club Keno prizes totaling $1,500. The couple says they will wait until the reality of the win sets in before they make any plans for the prize, but they don’t foresee making any “rash decisions.”

Voss-Hummel used Quick Pick to have the Lottery terminal randomly select her numbers for the Dec. 17 Powerball drawing, which were: 1, 8, 16, 40 and 48 with a Powerball of 10. The couple matched four white-balls and the Powerball number to win their $50,000 prize.

Powerball is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game that features jackpots starting at $40 million. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. Research all current and past winning numbers at MOLottery.com.    

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