Rea says he had been playing the same number combination every Wednesday and Saturday for 23 years.
The winning ticket was sold at a St. Louis Gas Mart, which will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the jackpot winner.
When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she’d hit it big. The screen said: “The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award – $41797550.16.”
Missouri Lottery officials say the person who bought a winning $202.6 million Powerball ticket in the Show-Me State has yet to come forward.
Nearly two months after picking a winning lottery ticket, a suburban St. Louis man has claimed his prize.
John and Susan Brands say they plan to buy farmland and visit New Zealand with their winnings.
The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait: More big payouts could be coming.
Multi-State Lottery Association, said late Wednesday night that three tickets matched the winning numbers and will split the lottery’s latest massive jackpot: $448 million.
Iowa investigators have subpoenaed phone and email records in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind a winning $14.3 million lottery ticket that was withdrawn after the winner refused to be identified, the agent overseeing the wide-ranging inquiry told The Associated Press.