HOWELL COUNTY -- A West Plains woman became a whole lot richer last month when she purchased a lotto ticket at her Lanton business, Hilltop Store.
Mary K. Thomas, 56, recently claimed the $6.7 million Lotto jackpot from the Sept. 21 drawing, according to the Missouri Lottery. A clerk at the store said Thomas would not talk about her recent winning.
Thomas matched all six numbers ---- 6, 13, 24, 26, 29 and 44 ---- drawn to win the $6.7 million jackpot. She will also receive an additional $67,000 bonus for her business selling the winning ticket.
The store is located just across the Missouri state line on Highway 17 in Howell County.
To date, 205 jackpot tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold in the Lottery's 19 years of sales. Of those tickets sold, 155 were from the Lotto game.