ST. LOUIS, MO — Two winning $1 million dollar lottery tickets were sold in Missouri for this weekend's Mega Millions and Powerball drawings. The Missouri Lottery is looking for the winning ticket holders. You can see all of the unclaimed prizes at MoLottery.com.
The Missouri Lottery says that a $1 million winning Powerball ticket was sold at the U-Gas at 10743 Watson Road, in St. Louis. A $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at Wagner's One Stop, 9267 Highway 76, in Branson.
The winners have exactly 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. In this case, the Mega Millions winners have until April 17, and the Powerball winners have until April 18. Prizes can be claimed at any of the Lottery's four offices, which are located in Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City and St. Louis.
Friday's win marks the 10th time a Missouri Lottery player has won a Mega Millions "Match 5" prize since sales began in the state in 2010, while Saturday's winner is the 52nd Powerball player in Missouri to win the $1 million prize.
Three Mega Millions prizes of $10,000 were also won in Missouri on Friday night. Those tickets were sold at: Woodrow's, 35 Shawnee Four Drive in Sunrise Beach; QuikTrip, 6400 87th St. in Kansas City; and Casey's General Store, 101 Buckner Tarnsey Road in Grain Valley.
Two additional Powerball players won $50,000 by matching four white-ball numbers and the Powerball number on Saturday. The Powerball tickets were sold at QuikTrip, 391 N. Main St. in St. Peters and Casey's General Store, 21649 Highway 65, in Princeton.
The Powerball jackpot will top $620 million this week because no one won Saturday's drawing, but that may seem relatively small compared to the $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawing expected on Tuesday.
Both lottery jackpots will approach new heights this week. The Mega Millions jackpot will likely set a new record, and the Powerball jackpot will be the third largest ever for that game on Wednesday.
The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on Jan. 13, 2016.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of 11 California office workers won $543 million.
It costs $2 to play either game.
The odds of winning Mega Millions are about one in 302 million. The Powerball odds are slightly better at one in 292.2 million.