A Noel man has plans to expand his business and save for his children with a $1 million Powerball prize he won from the Missouri Lottery. Leonardo Angeles, 48, operates Angeles Auto Service in Southwest City. He said he plays the Lottery twice a week, usually buying Powerball and Mega Millions tickets. He bought a Quick Pick ticket for the May 14 Powerball drawing at BJâ€™s Mini Mart, 607 N. Cliffside Drive in Noel, that turned out to be worth $1 million.
â€œWhen I went to the store, I told the lady, â€˜Will you check my ticket?â€™ She said, â€˜You know you have $1 million dollars?â€™ â€˜Yeah, right,â€™ I said,â€ recalled Angeles.
It took him a few more days to confirm the win.
â€œI told my friends. Nobody believed me. I donâ€™t believe it either,â€ he said when claiming the prize in the Springfield Lottery office on June 7.
He credited the win with â€œsaving his business,â€ and he said heâ€™ll keep playing.
BJâ€™s Mini Mart received a $1,000 bonus for selling a winning Match 5 ticket.
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