ST. LOUIS (AP) - Someone purchased a $1 million lottery ticket in St. Louis County and the Missouri Lottery is urging that person to come forward.
The Mega Millions ticket was purchased at a Circle K convenience store on Watson Road in St. Louis County for the April 12 drawing. The recipient matched all five white-ball numbers drawn, and because that person chose the Megaplier option, the prize rose to $1 million.
The winning number combination was 1, 10, 13, 19 and 21.
Mega Millions winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim the prize - in this case, until Oct. 9. Missouri Lottery offices are in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield and Kansas City.
Scott Schnuck is speaking out in a you tube video about the grocery chains credit and debit card breach. The grocery chain now says 2.4 million Schnucks customers may have been compromised between December of last year and March 2013.
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The company also sent news outlets a timeline showing what happened and when. The company says it was told of an issue on March 15 but did not communicate any concern to customers until March 30.
Still working on those taxes?
Tax filers will be able to drop off returns in the drive-thru area at the Main Post Office in Downtown St. Louis. You have until midnight to get the forms postmarked.
Postal service officials say they will NOT have employees on the streets in front of the Post Office to collect returns as they have offered in the past. Also, there will be no extended retail hours today (Monday).
Postal officials say if customers need postage and mailing supplies, use the Downtown location until 8 p.m. Monday.
Large collection boxes will be set up along Market Street to drop off returns before midnight.
List of potentially affected stores and dates
St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Missouri side)
Schnucks Florissant (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 8200 N. Lindbergh, Florissant, MO 63031
Schnucks Grandview (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 74 Grandview Plaza, Florissant, MO 63033
Schnucks Cross Keys (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 13987 New Halls Ferry, Florissant, MO 63033
Schnucks Shackelford (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1160 Shackelford, Florissant, MO 63031
Schnucks Westfall Plaza (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 8037 W. Florissant, Jennings, MO 63136
Schnucks University City (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 6920 Olive Boulevard, U. City, MO 63130
Schnucks Bridgeton (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 11253 St. Charles Rock Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044
Schnucks Cool Valley (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1225 S. Florissant Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121
Schnucks Overland (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 9074 Overland Plaza, Overland, MO 63114
Schnucks Sierra Vista (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1589 Sierra Vista Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63138
Schnucks Brentwood (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 8800 Manchester, Brentwood, MO 63144
Brentwood Specialty Rx (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1520 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144
Schnucks Butler Hill (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 4333 Butler Hill, St. Louis, MO 63128
Schnucks Telegraph (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 5519 Oakville Shopping Center, St. Louis, MO 63129
Schnucks Concord Village (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 5434 Southfield Center, St. Louis, MO 63123
Schnucks Affton (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 10070 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63123
Schnucks Crestwood (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 9540 Watson Road, Crestwood, MO 63126
Schnucks Webster (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 8650 Big Bend, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Schnucks Kirkwood (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 10233 Manchester, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Schnucks Des Peres (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 12332 Manchester Rd, Des Peres, MO 63131
Schnucks Richmond Center (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 6600 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Schnucks Eureka Pointe (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 245 East 5th St., Eureka, MO 63025
Schnucks Ladue (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 8867 Ladue, Ladue, MO 63124
Schnucks Ballwin Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 15425 Manchester, Ballwin, MO 63011
Schnucks Wildwood (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 16580 Manchester, Wildwood, MO 63040
Schnucks Chesterfield (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 141 Hilltown Village, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Schnucks Woods Mill (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1060 Woods Mill Plaza, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Schnucks Twin Oaks (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1393 Big Bend, Ste. 1, Ballwin, MO 63021
Schnucks Mason (Bellerive) (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 12756 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141
Schnucks Dorsett (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 2030 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Culinaria (Downtown) (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 315 N. 9th St., St. Louis, MO 63101
Schnucks Hampton & Gravois (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 7450 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109
Schnucks Arsenal (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 5055 Arsenal, St. Louis, MO 63139
Schnucks Hampton Village (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 60 Hampton Village Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63109
Schnucks South City (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 3430 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118
Schnucks Loughborough (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1020 Loughborough, St. Louis, MO 63111
Schnucks Lindell (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 4171 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108
Lindell Specialty Rx (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 3960 Lindell Boulevard, 63108
Schnucks City Plaza (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 3431 Union, St. Louis, MO 63115
Schnucks Mid Rivers (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 577 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
Schnucks Zumbehl (Dec. 9 – Mar. 29) 1950 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63303
Schnucks Cottleville (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 6083 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Cottleville, MO 63304
Schnucks O’Fallon (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 8660 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., O’Fallon, MO 63366
Schnucks Lake Saint Louis (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 101 Civic Center Dr., Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Schnucks Harvester (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 48 Plaza Ninety-Four Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
Schnucks Wentzville (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1960 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385
Schnucks Dillon (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) #20 Gravois Dillon Plaza, High Ridge, MO 63049
Schnucks Richardson Crossing (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 3900 Vogel Rd., Arnold, MO 63010
Schnucks Festus (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 1181 Gannon Plaza, Festus, MO 63028
Schnucks Washington (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 2073 Washington Crossing, Washington, MO 63090
St. Louis Metropolitan area (Illinois side)
Schnucks Alton (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 2811 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62002
Schnucks Bethalto (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 72 Airport Plaza, Bethalto, IL 62010
Schnucks Swansea (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 2665 N. Illinois Street, Swansea, IL 62226
Schnucks Fairview Heights (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 625 Lincoln Hwy., Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Schnucks Seven Hills (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 907 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269
Schnucks Granite City (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 3100 Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040
Schnucks Waterloo (Dec. 10 – Mar. 29) 150 Waterloo Commons Dr., Waterloo, IL 62298
We will hear more from Scott Schnuck today in a you tube video about a credit and debit card breach. The grocery chain now says 2.4 million Schnucks customers may have been compromised between December of last year and March 2013.
Schnucks says only the card numbers and expiration dates were stolen, not the credit card holder's identity.
“On behalf of myself, the Schnuck family, and all of our 15,000 teammates, I apologize to everyone affected by this incident,” said Scott Schnuck in a press release. “Over the years, technology has helped us deliver superior customer service, but it also introduces risks that we have actively worked to manage through compliance audits, encryption technology and various other security measures.”
The company also sent news outlets a timeline showing what happened and when. The company says it was told of an issue on March 15, formed a response team on March 19, contacted police on the 20th, began to identify the problem on the 28th, but did not communicate any concern to customers until March 30.
According to the company, “if you used your card at any one of the 79 affected stores between December 2012 and March 29, 2013, your card could have been accessed.” Click here for the FULL LIST.
The company has declined to do interviews due to legal concerns over pending lawsuits. The company is preparing a video statement instead.
Schnucks has set up a call line for customers to use for any questions. The number is 1-888-414-8022. The line is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. and the weekend of April 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A kayaker is safe this morning following a dramatic rescue from the Missouri River Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters report that around 4:30 p.m. witnesses saw the man's kayak flip, throwing him into the water. His kayak broke apart and sank.
It happened between Howell Island and the St. Louis County riverbank west of Chesterfield Valley and Spirit of St. Louis Airport.
Fire officials say the man stayed afloat by clinging to a log until rescuers reached him. He was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for hypothermia.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri transportation officials are urging motorists to be cautious in highway work zones.
The reminder comes as the Transportation Department prepares for spring and summer roadwork. It also coincides with National Work Zone Awareness Week.
A Missouri law approved last year requires drivers to change lanes and yield for transportation agency vehicles with amber or white lights, including those marked for emergency response or motorist assistance.
MoDOT says that 16 of its workers have been killed on the job since 2000. MoDOT employee Clifton Scott was struck and killed on Interstate 70 in Independence last September, while helping reroute traffic around the scene of a four-vehicle accident.
The cost of taking the high school equivalency exam in Missouri could go up to $140 in January. That's when the company that administers the GED test plans to introduce a new, computerized version of the exam.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the new test will cost twice as much as before, but GED Testing Service says states could actually save money, since they won't have to pay for things like grading the exams.
Missouri, like many other states, is exploring it's options. State officials have requested bids from two competing test makers and plan to make a decision this month.
Police are still looking for two men who shot and killed a Jennings man Friday night.
Police say 38 year old Anthony Sherill had been unloading groceries from his vehicle about 8 p.m. when the two men approached. Sherrill ran inside his home in the 5400 block of Hamilton, but the men followed. Police say the suspects shot Sherill in the chest inside his home and then fled.
Sherill was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police haven't released a possible motive for the murder.
Some metro-east pastors are upset with the City of East St. Louis for levying what they call a tax on churches.
On January 1st, the city imposed a $100 registration fee on churches and nonprofits. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the annual fee is supposed to offset the city's cost of doing fire and safety inspections.
Local pastors spoke out against the fee at Thursday's City Council meeting. Many blamed Mayor Alvin Parks, who defends the fee. The city council considered the pastors argument and pushed back the fee deadline from June 30th to September 30th.
Houses of worship have generally been exempt from taxes since a 1970 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the issue. Civic fees charged against houses of worship have been struck down as "church taxes" in the past.