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Spur-of-moment ticket buy was winner for woman
CEDAR HILLS, Mo. -- A Missouri woman can't feel too bad about her near miss in the record Mega Millions drawing from last month. After all, she still won $250,000 on a ticket she bought on a whim.
The Missouri Lottery on Wednesday identified the $250,000 winner as 43-year-old Roberta Riester of Cedar Hill, near St. Louis. She bought the winning ticket at a U-Gas station in Cedar Hill for the March 30 drawing.
Riester says she never plays the Lottery but when asked by the U-Gas worker if she wanted a ticket, she decided to buy five. One matched all five white-ball numbers in the record $656 million drawing.
Three winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.