Knox County Man’s $1 Quick Pick Ticket Yields $1.4 Million Lotto Prize

Knox County Man’s $1 Quick Pick Ticket Yields $1.4 Million
Lotto Prize

Hearing
his grandson say, “They do match, grandpa,” was like music to a Hurdland man’s
ears. Fifty-four-year-old Michael McClanahan, who was worried his eyes were
deceiving him, showed his Missouri Lotto Quick Pick ticket to his 10-year-old
grandson. After hearing it from his grandson’s mouth and looking at his ticket
compared to the winning number several more times, he began to believe that he
had really won a $1.4 million Lotto prize from the April 20
drawing.

The first-time Lottery winner immediately
started calling his family and friends, beginning with his wife, who “didn’t
believe it” at first. His next call was to his daughter, who he informed that
her “worry days are over.”

Over
laughter, the McClanahan’s Electrical owner admitted that it was a restless
night, noting that he slept with the winning ticket in his
billfold.

“The
wife said, ‘You ought to put that (ticket) under the mattress,’” he began. “I
said, ‘If there’s a fire, I’m grabbing my billfold. I might be out there
standing in my underwear, but that billfold is going with
me!’”


McClanahan declared that winning the Lotto prize will allow him to “get
out of debt.”

“We
won’t be stressed out on bills anymore!” he exclaimed.

The
lucky Lotto winner purchased the winning ticket at Pick-A-Dilly, 100 S. First
St., in
Edina.

Two
Missouri Lotto players matched all six numbers drawn to share the April 20
jackpot worth $2.8 million. Each winner will receive half of the winning
jackpot, or $1.4 million, before taxes. The winning numbers were: 5, 14, 26, 31,
36 and 38. The other winning Lotto ticket, which remains unclaimed, was sold at
Mr. T’s Liquor Store, 510 U.S. Highway 412, in
Cardwell.

In addition to McClanahan’s prize,
Pick-A-Dilly will receive a bonus check for $14,000 – equal to 1 percent of half
of the advertised jackpot – for selling the winning
ticket.

McClanahan is the 314th
Missouri Lottery-made millionaire and the 201st Missouri Lotto winner
since sales began in 1986.