FLORISSANT, Mo. – Two weeks into the new year, two people have now scored $1 million lottery prizes in St. Louis County.
One lucky player won a $1 million prize on a Mega Millions ticket from the 7-Eleven, 900 Shackleford Road in Florissant.
The winner matched all five white-ball numbers drawn in Tuesday night’s drawing. The winning number combination included 7, 13, 14, 15 and 18. The Mega Ball number last night was 9.
Customers visiting the Florissant 7-Eleven on Wednesday were hopeful they had the winning million-dollar ticket from Tuesday’s drawing. Florissant resident Myia Banks was working from home, but came to the store to have her tickets checked.
“We needed something like this in our neighborhood,” she said.
Debbie Carmack is a regular customer who normally purchases a Mega Million ticket, but she forgot to buy a ticket for Tuesday’s drawing. She’s hopeful the winner is from the Florissant area.
“I’ve lived here 43 years so, if it’s a regular around here, I probably know them,” she said
The Missouri Lottery encourages the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until they’re ready to claim their prize.
It’s the second million-dollar winning prize won in St. Louis County this year, after someone won $1 million on a Powerball ticket on Jan. 2.
Mega Millions winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. In this case, the winner has until July 9. Prizes can be claimed – by appointment only – at any of the Lottery’s four offices, which are located in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield or Kansas City.