Missouri Lottery News: St. Louis Man Alonzo MacDonald Win $50,000 Powerball Prize after stop at convenience store

Jefferson City, Missouri  (STL.News) – A St. Louis man recently made a routine stop at a convenience store to buy some gas and check his Powerball tickets, but the errand ended up being anything but routine.  Alonzo MacDonald said he plays Powerball about once a week.  Several days after the April 6 drawing, he decided to check his tickets.  He scanned his ticket for the drawing on a Check-A-Ticket machine at a convenience store, which advised him to claim his prize at a lottery office.

“So then I went to the cashier,” MacDonald explained.  “I said I needed to pay for my gas, and I asked her to check my tickets for me.  She checked them and turned around with this surprised look on her face.  She said, ‘You just won $50,000!’”

MacDonald said a portion of the Powerball prize will go toward pursuing voice acting, a long-time passion of his.

He purchased his winning Powerball ticket from QuikTrip, 10768 W. Florissant Ave., in Ferguson.  The winning numbers for the April 6 drawing were 15, 33, 43, 59, 60, and the Powerball was 8.  MacDonald matched four out of five white-ball numbers, as well as the Powerball number, drawn that night.

Powerball is a multi-state Draw Game, with drawings on Saturday and Wednesday.  MacDonald is the 19th Missouri Lottery player to win a $50,000 Powerball prize in 2019.  All current and past winning numbers for all Missouri Lottery Draw Games can be viewed at MOLottery.com