Take me to church; the lotto player that won $1.3 million

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ST. LOUIS – A Missouri Lottery player who won $1.3 million was in such shock that he headed straight to church, where his wife was, to show her the new retirement money they just won.

“I looked at it, and I was shocked,” he said. His wife was in church, so he said, “Let me go to church.” 

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When he arrived, the winner said that his wife thought something was wrong but instead shared his excitement. He told her, “Well, we’ve got a little bit of retirement money.” 

His winning ticket, purchased at QuikTrip, 2791 Dunn Road in St. Louis, matched all six Lotto numbers drawn on Aug. 26 to win the $1.3 million jackpot:  3, 9, 10, 20, 34 and 41. 

Lotto is an in-state draw game, with drawings held every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 8:59 p.m. Saturday’s Lotto jackpot is estimated at $3.9 million. 

To win the lotto jack pot, you have to get all six of the six numbers matched. The chances of winning the lotto grand prize are 3,529,526, which is a 0.0028% chance of winning. 


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