ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) - None of the three big winners in the near-record Powerball drawing bought their tickets in Missouri, but a $1 million consolation prize ticket was purchased in suburban St. Louis.
The Missouri Lottery says a ticket matching all five white-ball numbers was purchased for the Wednesday drawing at a Huck's convenience store in St. Peters. That ticket failed to match the Powerball number of 32, but did match the white-ball numbers: 5, 25, 30, 58 and 59. The Powerball jackpot was $448.4 million.
Players have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize - in this case, until Feb. 3.
An interesting program in Lincoln County that encourages speeders to give back to the community.
The Post-Dispatch reports that the Sheriff's Department is giving first or second-time offenders a chance to make a donation to charity instead of getting a ticket. The officers are handing out a card that shows how much the traffic citation would have cost and asks the driver to give that amount to their favorite charity.
Officials say one speeder sent a $110 check to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation.
Drivers will soon need to the feed the parking meters in Downtown St. Louis on Saturdays.
The Parking Division announced that they will start enforcing expired meters on Saturday starting July 6. People will have to pay if they are parking between 8 AM and 7 PM. The change was unanimously approved by the City Commission on May 9. This makes parking enforcement consistent across the city.
Officers will issue warnings for the first two weekends in July before they start writing tickets on July 20.