CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A Heartland woman is now millions of dollars richer.
According to the Missouri Lottery, Cathy Blackwell, of Cape Girardeau, claimed the largest non-jackpot Mega Millions prize ever won in Missouri.
According to the Missouri Lottery, the winning ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn Tuesday night, Oct. 8.
The winning numbers drawn were 5, 8, 10, 17 and 48, and the Megaplier number was 3.
By adding the Megaplier option, Missouri Lottery said the ticket instantly tripled from a $1,000,000 to a $3,000,000 prize.
Blackwell bought the winning ticket at Schnucks Market on S. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.
According to May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery, the lucky winner is the 533rd Missouri Lottery-made millionaire.