Two Tickets Bought in the Heartland Worth More than $800,000

Two Tickets Bought in the Heartland Worth More than $800,000
By:  Ryan Tate
Sikeston, MO -- Jaspers gas station in Sikeston has a lot of local customers, according to District Manager Keith Renfroe. That is why Renfroe believes someone local is the owner of a lottery ticket worth more than $800,000 after Wednesday Night's Powerball drawing.
According to Missouri Lottery leaders, three tickets were sold in Missouri with five numbers correct, but the wrong Powerball number. Two of those tickets were sold in the Heartland, one in Sikeston, the other in Steele.
"We are tickled to death," Gene Cable said. Cable owns Cable's Grocery and Package in Steele, where one of the tickets was sold. "The winner is from Arkansas, where we get a lot of customers when the Powerball jackpot is big."
"We are excited we sold a winning ticket," Renfroe said. "This is the biggest one we have ever sold as a company."
Lottery officials say the store owners get $2,000 for selling the winning lottery tickets. No one has officially informed State Lottery Leaders about holding the winning ticket yet. Renfroe says he hopes to hold a ceremony when the winner comes forward.

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Missouri Lottery Facts
  • FIRST MISSOURI LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE
    Johnnie Magerl (now deceased)
    Kansas City, Kan.
    Feb. 13, 1986
    $2,116,504
    Jackpot Wheel Spin
  • LARGEST LOTTERY PRIZE
    William "Bill" & Claudia Walkenbach
    Hermann, MO
    July 9, 2003
    $261.3 million ($130.6 million cash)
    Powerball
  • OLDEST MISSOURI LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE
    Omer Williamson (now deceased)
    Fulton, MO
    Age 85 years, 187 days old when he won in January 1992
    $3,500,000
    Missouri Lotto
  • YOUNGEST MISSOURI LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE
    Alicia Herrera
    Gladstone, MO
    Age 23 when won in March 1997
    $5 million
    Missouri Lotto
  • FIRST CORPORATION TO WIN A JACKPOT
    Royale Marketing, Inc.
    Clayton, MO
    April 8, 1992
    $19.4 million
    Missouri's Megabucks
  • FIRST PARTNERSHIP TO WIN A JACKPOT
    Johnson Family Partnership
    Florissant, MO
    Nov. 1, 1997
    Powerball - 20 year annuity
  • WINNER TO GO THE LONGEST WITHOUT CLAIMING
    Gwendolyn Rackley
    Lotto winner from Aug. 1, 1998, drawing
    Claimed on May 11, 1999 - nine months and 11 days after the draw
  • JACKPOT WITH MOST WINNING TICKETS
    Sept. 30, 2000
    Missouri Lotto
    Three tickets sold matched all six numbers
    $6.8 million/$2.27 million each
  • JACKPOT SHARED WITH MOST PEOPLE
    Independence Power & Light Department
    May 23, 1998
    Powerball
    $10 million jackpot/$5.4 cash option
    Split among 44 employees
  • LARGEST JACKPOT WHEEL SPIN PRIZE
    $8.1 million
    Jean Winters
    St. Louis, MO
    March 12, 1987
  • LARGEST LOTTO JACKPOT WON
    $9.5 million CASH ($19 million jackpot)
    Phillip and Margaret McClurg
    St. Louis, MO
    June 10, 2000
  • FIRST LOTTO WINNER
    Ronald & Mary Ann Brinker
    Pacific, MO
    Oct. 18, 1986
    $1,136,003
  • FIRST POWERBALL JACKPOT WON IN MO
    Ruth House
    St. Ann, MO
    Dec. 23, 1992
    $5.2 million
  • LARGEST POWERBALL PRIZE WON IN MO
    William "Bill" & Claudia Walkenbach
    Hermann, MO
    July 9, 2003
    $261.3 million ($130.6 million cash)
    Powerball

Source:  The Missouri Lottery