MO (STL.News) A lucky player in Lake St. Louis discovered one of the $1 million prizes available in the Missouri Lottery’s “Millionaire Blowout” Scratchers game. The ticket was purchased at Dad’s Bottle Shop, 1401 Lake St. Louis Road.
The winner had tried the $50 game and had some luck, which led to a subsequent purchase.
“I bought one of the tickets the day before at the same shop,” he said. “I went back and bought two more because I won on the first one.”
He took those tickets home and decided to scratch them right before bed – not knowing he would be unable to fall asleep after seeing how much he’d won.
“I scratched the ‘Bonus’ section first,” he explained. “It showed ‘$10,000’ and I started freaking out about that. Then 20 minutes went by and I thought, ‘Wait a minute. I’ve got to scratch the rest of this ticket.’”
The very first number on the ticket showed a prize of $50,000, and the prizes kept coming as he made his way down the ticket until he had uncovered $1 million in prizes.
“The flood of emotions kept going after each number,” he recalled.