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.
Person holding lucky ticket has until September 18 to claim the $96.5 million prize.
Jackpot is $96.5 million.
Tuesday night’s jackpot is expected to top $400 million.
A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.
Buyer at Kansas City area convenience store can claim $71.5 million jackpot
The Missouri Lottery said one Powerball ticket sold in Missouri matched all six numbers drawn Christmas night to win the $71.5 million jackpot.
Lottery officials say Tuesday’s drawing could feature half-a-billion dollar winner.
Dawn Cortes of Edwardsville, Ill. purchased the ticket at the Earth City MotoMart, then she forgot about it and went on vacation in Branson.