KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six numbers changed one Kansas City woman’s life forever. Pat Roscher had never won big playing the same lottery numbers for the last 10 years, until one night in April when her luck changed.
The Missouri Lottery announced Tuesday that 64-year-old Roscher won the April 12 drawing after buying a ticket at a QuikTrip in Pleasant Valley. The winning numbers were: 3, 9, 13, 17, 21, 29. The numbers represent birth dates of family members.
“I’m just, you know, it’s unbelievable! You’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, I actually won, I actually won!” Roscher told FOX 4’s Katie Banks on Tuesday.
Roscher is a financial analyst with a credit card company. She chose to take the $1.25 million lump-sum. She says she and her partner of 18 years plan to buy a new home. The prize is also enough to wipe out bills, take a dream vacation to Hawaii and settle in to an early retirement.
Lottery officials say Roscher is the 225th player to win a Lotto jackpot and the 401st person to win at least $1 million in a Missouri Lottery game.
“It’s strictly luck, and I can’t tell you why I was fortunate enough to win this. I’m thankful for it,” Roscher said.
The QuikTrip will get $5,000 for selling a winning ticket.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.