Kansas City, MO (STL.News) J. Guadalupe Solis chose his own numbers when purchasing a Powerball ticket for the Nov. 20 drawing. As luck would have it, he matched four of the five white-ball numbers drawn, plus the Powerball and won a $50,000 prize.
Solis purchased his ticket at Marsh’s Sun Fresh, 4001 Mill St. in Kansas City, but he didn’t immediately realize he had a winning ticket.
A couple of days after the drawing, Solis went into a convenience store near his work and asked the clerk to check his tickets.
“The girl who checked them said, “You won $50,000!” Solis recalled.
Saying that he could not believe he had actually won that much money, Solis verified the winning numbers and his prize amount at MOLottery.com before presenting his ticket at the Missouri Lottery’s regional office in Kansas City.
The winning numbers for the Nov. 20 Powerball drawing were 7, 15, 39, 40 and 57, and the Powerball was 12.
Solis’s ticket was the 41st in 2019 to win a Powerball $50,000 base prize. All together, these prizes add up to $2.45 million won in Missouri this year, including prizes multiplied by Power Play.
In the most recent fiscal year, players in Jackson County won more than $120.5 million in Missouri Lottery prizes. Retailers in the county received more than $7.6 million in bonuses and commissions and an additional $21.2 million went to educational programs. For a detailed list of programs that benefited, visit MOLottery.com.