Someone in Missouri hit the $70 million Powerball jackpot on Independence Day. Missouri Lottery Executive Director May Scheve Reardon says the state has had good jackpot odds.
“We love the fact that we have the second most winning numbers of Powerball in the history of the Powerball game,” said Scheve.
She says the prize is also a great bonus for the retailer who sold the ticket. Reardon says winning retailer stores have historically increased sales by at least 10% following a Powerball jackpot.
“We do always say, as soon as we release the location, all the people are going to go running to that store to buy new tickets because they think lightning is going to strike there. We love that.”
The Missouri Lottery will be giving more than $800,000 of the jackpot prize to elementary, secondary and higher education in the state.
The identity of the winner has not been released. The winner will become the owner of the ninth largest jackpot prize ever won in Missouri.