The top Missouri House education leader fully supports the incoming Speaker of the House’s proposal to abolish the state’s lottery.
Nixon on Wednesday appointed Judene Blackburn, of Waynesville, to the five-member panel that oversees the lottery.
It was the 10th time in the past year that a Missouri player has won the $1 million Match 5 prize.
The Missouri Lottery announced Tuesday that 64-year-old Patricia Roscher won the April 12 drawing after buying a ticket at a QuikTrip in Pleasant Valley.
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.