ST. LOUIS — In 2022, millions of Missourians won the lottery, but just a few of them scored millions of dollars.
Missouri Lottery shared a list of the five winners who struck it big this year.
Biggest winner on Oct. 17
With a $10 million “Cash Explosion” scratcher prize, the winner purchased the ticket at Fas-Trip at 1980 Washington Crossing in Washington, Missouri.
Next on Aug. 10
Stevenson’s Hi-Pointe Service & Wash, located at 981 S. Skinker Blvd. in St. Louis, sold the second-largest winning ticket. The jackpot was $7.5 million, and the game was a lottery draw game.
No. 3 on April 29
A winning scratcher from the “Millionaire Blowout” was sold at Warsaw’s Kwikstop, 1606 Commercial St. The jackpot was $5 million.
Another big winner on Aug. 23
This winning scratch-off ticket was purchased at San Luis ZX, located at 1501 Hawkins Road, in Fenton. The winner received $5 million.
Dec. 3 was the last big winner
Finally, another lottery ticket from the same game was purchased at QuikTrip in Kansas City, located at 1201 Westport Road. The jackpot was $4.2 million.
The Missouri Lottery has donated more than $7.5 billion to the state of Missouri and public education since its inception in 1986.
Annual lottery donations account for around 3-4% of the state’s revenue for public education, which is a collaborative endeavor by local, state and federal governments.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling problem, help is available. Call Missouri’s Problem Gambling Helpline at 888-BETS-OFF or the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700.