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DATE:
Friday, February 08, 2013

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Two Couples Share $250,000 Mega Millions Prize

Two couples who traveled together to Lottery headquarters today share more than friendship; they're also sharing a $250,000 Mega Millions prize.

The winners, who asked the Lottery not to identify them publicly, are from Kansas City Metro area.  They matched the first five numbers in the January 22 Mega Millions drawing, missing the jackpot by just one number. The numbers on the winners' $1 Quick Pick ticket were 7-11-16-39-54 Mega Ball 9.  The winning numbers were 7-11-16-39-54 Mega Ball 13. 

"We didn't win the jackpot, but we're very grateful for what we did win," they said.

The couples said they have been playing Powerball and Mega Millions together for about five years. One of the husbands is the designated purchaser and checker of all the tickets.   He told Lottery officials he bought the winning ticket at a different store than usual this time.

"I was running late that night, and it was the only place I was going to pass on my way home, so I stopped there," he said.

The place he purchased the ticket was the 7-Eleven, located at 11724 Quivira Road in Overland Park.

"We thought it was pretty interesting that the ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven and the first two numbers on our ticket were 7 and 11," they said.

The couples plan to continue playing together and hope to find more lucky numbers in the future.

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