The lucky 65-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at North Bluff Grocery, located at 6287 M-35 in Gladstone.
“When I stopped at the store to buy a Lottery ticket, the clerk told me they had just sold out of the game I typically play, so I decided to buy a Lucky X50 ticket instead,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket later that day and when I saw that I’d won $1 million, I started crying.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to help others.
“Winning is a fantastic feeling and will allow me to help a lot of people,” the player said.
Players have won more than $26 million playing Lucky X50 which launched in January. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $35 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes and 321 $5,000 prizes.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.