Missouri Lottery Players Win More than $800k

5 years 4 months 2 days ago Wednesday, December 18 2013 Dec 18, 2013 Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:18:00 AM CST December 18, 2013 in News
By: Marie Mandelberg, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The two winning Mega Millions jackpot tickets were purchased in California and Georgia, but thousands of Missourian winners combined to total $812,212 in prizes Tuesday night, according to Missouri Lottery officials.

Eleven Missouri players won $5,000 and two players turned their initial $5,000 prize into $20,000. Those two tickets were sold in Monett and St. Clair.

And while it wasn't "Mega Millions", Donald Young of Columbia won $100,000 after buying a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket at the Break Time on Business Loop 70. Young and his wife said they will spend the money on a family trip to Yellowstone Park.

Mega Millions players in Missouri have 180 days to claim their prizes. Players can take their tickets to any retail location and use a Check-A-Ticket machine to see if the ticket is a winner.

Missouri's public education will get about $5.9 million from Mega Millions sales during this jackpot alone.

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