Lucky lotto player in Belton matches five numbers in Powerball

Marc LaVoie
March 20, 2018 - 6:36 am

It may not be the big jackpot, but $1 million is not too shabby.

The Missouri Lottery says someone purchased a ticket that matched all five white ball numbers in the March 17 Powerball drawing. The lucky winner bought the ticket at Big Al's Liquor and Wine at 17215 US-71 in Belton.

"I kept saying we need a big winner at big Al's," said Karen Saghai, the store's co-owner. "We've had a $5,000 winner, we've had thousand dollar winners, but this is amazing."

The winning numbers are 22, 57, 59, 60 and 66.

"I can't wait for someone to come in the door and say, 'I bought the ticket here!'" Saghai said.

The chances of matching the first five numbers in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 11,688,053.52, according to the Lottery USA website. A store that sells a ticket matching all five white ball numbers in Powerball receives a bonus of $1,000.

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