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Tom and Cathy Rea accept their oversized check for $70 million from Missouri Lottery director May Scheve Reardon (center) on Wednesday at Missouri Lottery headquarters in north St. Louis County. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

St. Louis Couple Wins Big After 23 Years

Rea says he had been playing the same number combination every Wednesday and Saturday for 23 years.

07/29/2015

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Winning $70 Million Powerball Ticket Sold at St. Louis Store

The winning ticket was sold at a St. Louis Gas Mart, which will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the jackpot winner.

07/08/2015

A gambler prepares to put her money in a slot machine. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Court: Iowa Casino Doesn’t Have To Pay $41M Jackpot Error

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.”

04/26/2015

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Missouri has $202.6 Million Powerball Winner

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.

11/09/2014

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Black Jack Man Wins $1.15 Million

Nearly two months after picking a winning lottery ticket, a suburban St. Louis man has claimed his prize.

04/08/2014

John and Susan Brands say they are inspired by the Lord of the Rings movies to visit New Zealand. (Getty Images)

St. Charles Couple Claims $96.5 Million Powerball Prize

John and Susan Brands say they plan to buy farmland and visit New Zealand with their winnings.

03/28/2014

Cards to pick numbers for Mega Million lottery tickets are seen at Circle News Stand on Dec. 16, 2013 in Hollywood, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Jackpot Could Hit $1 Billion If No One Wins Tuesday Night

The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

12/17/2013

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Lottery Players Could See More Giant Jackpots

If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait: More big payouts could be coming.

09/17/2013

Jim Bayc sells Powerball lottery tickets at his 7-Eleven store on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Powerball jackpot for tonight's drawing is $425 million, the third-highest total ever. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Powerball Luck Strikes 3 Times in 2 States

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.

08/08/2013

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Iowa Investigators Hunt For Person Who Disqualified Himself From $14.3M Jackpot

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.

01/30/2013

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