JEFFERSON CITY - A Columbia woman won $3 million in the Missouri Lottery, making her the lottery's 387th millionaire.
Antoinett Ivicsics, 49, uncovered the second of only two $3 million top prizes available in the Lottery's "$3,000,000 Taxes Paid" Scratchers game.
Ivicsics said she the moment she became an instant millionaire was at Petro Mart on N. Rangeline Street in Columbia Dec. 2.
"I looked down, and I thought it was $3,000," Ivicsics said in news release from the Missouri Lottery. "Then I scratched the other zeros. I said, ‘No way! There was only one (top prize) left. How did I get it?'"
"$3,000,000 Taxes Paid" is a $20 game with a top prize of $3 million, taxes-paid and a second-tier prize of $500,000, taxes-paid. Since the taxes are paid on the game's two top prizes, the value of a top prize is $4,225,353, and the value of the second prize is $704,226.
KOMU 8 News will have more information on Ivicsics' lottery win at 9 and 10.