Prior to a routine stop at Country Club Express Wash, 1744 Wentzville Parkway in Wentzville, a Missouri Lottery player told his wife he had been “feeling lucky.” He followed that up by winning a $50,000 prize on the “Millionaire Blowout” Scratchers ticket he purchased there.
“That ticket sat in my truck for like six hours before I even scratched it!” the winner shared.
Once he did scratch off the ticket, he knew right away he had a winner on his hands.
“I scratched the $10,000 bonus first, so I knew it was big. I just didn’t know how big,” he said.
“I just get these lucky feelings sometimes,” he continued. “So I called my wife and said, ‘Hey, I just won $50,000!’”
At first, she was skeptical.
“She just goes, ‘No you didn’t!’” he said. “And I just go, ‘Yeah I did!’”
So far, “Millionaire Blowout” players have won over $113.4 million in prizes playing the $50 game. Over $234.1 million remain in unclaimed prizes, including a top prize of $5 million and seven prizes of $1 million.
In FY23, players in St. Charles County won more than $63.3 million in Missouri Lottery prizes, retailers received more than $6.4 million in commissions and bonuses, and more than $6.3 million in Lottery proceeds went to education programs in the county.