Inspired by Stranger’s Purchase, Lottery Player Wins $100,000

Dec. 04, 2023

A lucky Missouri Lottery player at Hy-Vee, 9401 E. 350th Highway in Raytown, has the shopper in front of him to thank for a $100,000 win on a “50X Lucky” Scratchers ticket.

“I saw her buy two of them, so I thought I would buy two of them, too,” he said.

While the previous customer narrowly missed out on a big prize, the winner quickly realized he had won one of the game’s top prizes of $100,000.

“I was kind of shocked,” he said, sharing that the first person he told was a close friend. “He was pretty excited for me.”

50X Lucky” players have won over $10.3 million, and over $6.1 million remain in unclaimed prizes - including two more top prizes of $100,000.

In FY23, players in Jackson County won more than $108.7 million in Missouri Lottery prizes, retailers received more than $9.9 million in commissions and bonuses, and more than $15.5 million in Lottery proceeds went to education programs in the county.