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St. Charles woman thought she won $100, but really she won $1 million

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A Missouri woman who thought she had won $100 on the Powerball was a few zeros off, she won $1 million. 

When Nicole Argent, of St. Charles, went to a local convenience store to cash in, workers turned the computer screen around to prove to her that she had miscalculated her success. 

Argent went to a U-Gas store in St. Louis County on Oct. 19 to buy a Mega Millions ticket, but arrived three minutes after the 8:59 p.m. cutoff. She settled for a couple of Powerball tickets for the Oct. 20 drawing. 

She initially thought one of the tickets matched four white-ball numbers. It turned out she matched five white balls _ 16, 54, 57, 62 and 69. She did not match the Powerball number, 23.