Kelly Banaszek of Imperial recently learned she was a $50,000 Missouri Lottery winner when she stopped at a QuikTrip before her son’s birthday dinner to check her Powerball ticket.
“We went to scan my ticket, and I thought I won $1,000,” she said. “I asked the kid at the counter if he could print the ticket with the previous night’s numbers on them.”
She got a big surprise when she saw the numbers.
Banaszek was one of four Missouri players who matched four out of the five white-ball numbers, as well as the Powerball number, in the Jan. 9 drawing to win a $50,000 prize.
The winning numbers were 14, 26, 38, 45 and 46, and the Powerball number was 13.
Banaszek’s Powerball ticket was purchased at Schnucks, 3900 Vogel Road, in Arnold.