The Powerball has been won multiple times in Missouri.
The Powerball, one of the most popular lottery games in the United States, has seen multiple jackpot wins in the state of Missouri. While the exact number of times the Powerball has been won in Missouri may vary over time, it is evident that the Show Me State has had its fair share of luck when it comes to this thrilling game of chance.
One notable Powerball win in Missouri occurred back in November 2012 when Mark Hill and his wife Cindy claimed their portion of the record-breaking $587.5 million jackpot. This incredible windfall made them millionaires overnight and put the small town of Dearborn, Missouri, on the map.
“I was just telling my daughter the night before, ‘Honey, that probably never happens,'” Mark Hill said about their win. “It’s so overwhelming to me that I am now a millionaire. It’s still like a dream.”
Here are some interesting facts about Powerball wins in Missouri:
- Mark and Cindy Hill’s staggering $587.5 million jackpot still stands as the largest Powerball win in Missouri’s history.
- Missouri is no stranger to big lottery wins. In August 2017, a group of 22 coworkers from a St. Louis-based company won a $543 million Powerball jackpot, which remains the tenth-largest in U.S. history.
- The Missouri Lottery has had multiple winners in the secondary prize categories as well, with players frequently matching several numbers or the Powerball to secure substantial prizes.
- Missouri is known for its enthusiastic lottery players who often enjoy the camaraderie that comes with playing in groups. These groups, sometimes comprised of friends, coworkers, or community members, have occasionally been lucky enough to hit the jackpot, sharing the wealth amongst themselves.
To provide a visual comparison, here is a table showing some of the notable Powerball wins in Missouri:
|Date||Prize Amount (Millions)||Winning Numbers|
|November 2012||$587.5||5, 16, 22, 23, 29 + PB: 6|
|August 2017||$543||11, 21, 28, 33, 45 + PB: 11|
|Additional Date||$X.X||Winning Numbers for that Draw|
As Missouri continues to participate in the Powerball, it remains a state that has celebrated multiple jackpot victories. With dreams of striking it rich, Missourians and players from all over the country eagerly await the next life-changing numbers to be drawn. As the saying goes, “You have to be in it to win it.”
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According to Powerball records, there have been 12 winners in Missouri and four winners in Kansas. The most recent in Missouri was July 4, 2015 when Tom Rea, of St. Louis matched all five white-ball numbers and the Powerball to win $70 million.
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According to the Chair of Powerball’s Board of Directors, Norman Engel, the winners of the Powerball jackpot in Missouri and Arizona have the option to choose between a lump sum or spreading the payments out over time, although most winners usually choose the cash option. Engel highlights the importance of winners assembling a financial team to provide guidance during this transformative phase and mentions that steps taken earlier this year to increase the size of the jackpots have proven successful, resulting in high levels of sales.
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The last time someone had won the Powerball jackpot was April 19 for a top prize of nearly $253 million. Since then, no one had won the grand prize. Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc.