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Annapolis, Mo. friends share $250,000 Mega Millions prize


A group of six friends from Iron County, Missouri are celebrating after winning a quarter-of-a- million dollars with a Mega Millions lottery ticket.

According to the Missouri Lottery, the winning ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn on August 10 to win the $250,000 second-level prize.

The ticket was purchased at Casey's General Store on Potosi Street in Farmington, Mo. 

The six winners who will each receive $41,666 before taxes are:  Marilyn Trowbridge, 63, Larry Trowbridge, 72, Jeffrey Vroman, 51, Donald Barnes, 67, Richard Bollinger, 58, and Aron Pratt, 66, all of Annapolis.

Marilyn Trowbridge said the group has been playing the Missouri Lottery together for the past 10 years, and each person contributes $6 a week.

Following routine, Marilyn Trowbridge bought the winning Quick Pick ticket for the group on the Wednesday before the drawing. However, it was the first time she purchased the tickets the Farmington store.

"I forgot to get them at the Smoke Store in Farmington, so I bought them at Casey's," Trowbridge said.

Lottery officials say she checked the group's tickets on Saturday morning and discovered one of the tickets held all the winning numbers: 10, 18, 36, 38 and 44. When Trowbridge realized it was worth $250,000, she called her husband, who was in the barn.

"I said, ‘You'd better come here right away,'" she said.  "He thought something happened to the dog."

After Trowbridge went to check the ticket at a store in Ironton, Larry Trowbridge called the four others and asked them to come to their house.

"They thought it was bad news," Marilyn explained.

Trowbridge said she and her husband are not sure what they will do with the winnings.

"I'll just think about it awhile" she said.

As for the others, Trowbridge said, "One person is going to put a roof on his office."

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