A St. Louis realtor scored the commission of a lifetime on a Missouri Lottery Powerball ticket. Jamie Bone, 26, bought a Quick Pick ticket for the recent record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot at Sam's Liquor & Convenience, 250 Kingston Dr., in St. Louis. She missed the jackpot by the Powerball number, but she matched all five white-ball numbers to win $1 million.
"I went in there and asked the clerk if anybody had won it yet," recalled Bone. "My husband had been talking about it, because they did a pool at his business."
Bone said she plays Scratchers more often than the Draw Games, but since the Powerball jackpot was so high, she decided to lay down $10 for tickets.
"If I had bought any amount less, we wouldn't have won. It was on the very last line," she said. "It's insane. It's unbelievable."
The Match 5 prize is paid in a lump sum, so Bone will receive $710,000 after taxes. She said the money would help support their businesses ? her husband, Adam, operates Bone Auto Glass on Hampton Avenue, and she is a realtor for Coldwell Banker. The prize is also enabling her to do a little work for herself; picking out a new home.
"We had stopped looking until things improved a little, but now it's back on. We looked online last night. I made a list, and we're going to go look at a few homes when we leave here," she said.
Other plans include college funds for her two boys and charitable donations.
Bone was still having trouble believing that she won $1 million.
"I really thought that I would come here and they would be like, 'Oh, no. There's been a mistake,'" she revealed. "We're just so excited, and we're so happy to move. It changes a lot of things."
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