One bartender received a tip worth well over 20% of the tab thanks to a customer who paid with a Powerball lottery ticket.
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Taylor Russey told the Missouri Lottery that the ticket, which was worth $50,000, was given to her by a regular customer who “will buy the rest of the regulars in the bar Lottery tickets every now and then, especially when it’s high.”
“And he did that on Saturday — he bought all of us Lottery tickets,” she added.
The staff at the bar found out from the lottery terminal that a $50,000 winning ticket has been sold and Russey questioned patrons and staff.
“I was like, ‘Guys, who won all this money and didn’t tell anybody?'” Russey said.
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She scanned the ticket she had received and saw that she needed to claim her prize at a lottery office, because it was worth $50,000, according to the Missouri Lottery.
Russey’s ticket had four of the five numbers that were drawn on Oct. 19 – 14, 27, 29, 59, 65, and the Powerball was 12.
The draw ticket had originally been purchased at Bleacher’s Bar, in O’Fallon.
Her winning ticket was the 40th worth $50,000 sold in Missouri and the second sold in O’Fallon in 2019.
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