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.
Dawn Cortes of Edwardsville, Ill. purchased the ticket at the Earth City MotoMart, then she forgot about it and went on vacation in Branson.
If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait: More big payouts could be coming.
No winning tickets sold for Saturday night’s $317 million big prize.
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.
The record sales and profits are still short of expectations promised by a private manager that was hired by the state three years ago.
For the fourth consecutive year the Missouri Lottery ticket sales have broken previous records.
57-year-old Mona Diss purchased the winning Missouri Lottery Powerball ticket at Mobil On The Run, 1632 Highway Z, in Pevely.
The ticket was purchased at a QuikTrip in the St. Charles County town of O’Fallon.