Washington County Couple Wins $3 Million

(Potosi, MO) A Washington County Couple are millionaires after winning the first of four $3 million top prizes on a Missouri Lottery "Big Riches" Scratchers game. Missouri Lottery officials say the couple picked out the ticket after seeing it at Short Stop Convenience, 10215 W. State Highway E in Potosi, while picking up groceries. They decided to scratch off the ticket before leaving the store, realizing almost instantly that it contained a big prize. The couple reported this is the second time they've won a large Scratchers prize. It's also the second millionaire making Lottery ticket sold in Potosi in recent months. In late July, a Cash4Life player matched all six numbers drawn to win $1,000 a day for life. That ticket was sold at Smoker Friendly, 828 E. High Street. In FY21, 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.