Washington County Couple Wins $3 Million Playing Missouri Lottery

(Potosi) A couple from Washington County are now millionaires after they won the first of four 3-million dollar top prizes in the Missouri Lottery “Big Riches” Scratchers game.

The couple, who wants to remain anonymous, picked out the ticket after seeing it at Short Stop Convenience Store on Highway E just outside of Potosi.

They were buying some groceries at the time.

“I just had this feeling”, one of the winners shared.

They decided to scratch off the ticket before leaving the store, realizing almost instantly that they were big winners.

They said, “We started scratching the ticket and saw we had won $100,000. We kept scratching and they were all $100,000 winners”!

This is the second time this couple has won a large Scratchers prize.

“It was like God blessed us again”! one of the winners exclaimed.

This is also the second millionaire winning Missouri Lottery ticket sold in Potosi in recent months.

In late July, a Cash4Life player matched all six numbers to win a thousand dollars a day for life.

That ticket was sold at Smoker Friendly on High Street in Potosi.

In Fiscal Year 2021, players in Washington County won more than $5.3 million in Missouri Lottery prizes, retailers received more than $520,000 in commissions and bonuses, and more than $411,000 in Lottery proceeds went to education programs in the county.