CAPE FAIR, Mo. -- A Kansas City couple's night out in Cape Fair, Mo. turned into a $1 million.
William Armstrong thought some Powerball and Mega Millions tickets would go great with his dinner that night and purchased $10 of each. It wasn’t until the following Monday that Mary Armstrong noticed Flat Creek Resort, 7847 State Highway 173 in Cape Fair – where they bought their tickets – sold a $1 million Mega Millions ticket.
“I waited until he got home from work and asked him if he had those tickets,” said the Kansas City resident. “They were in his truck, so I asked him to go get them. He was kind of annoyed with me that he had to go back out to the truck.”
Once they had their tickets in hand, Mary Armstrong checked the winning numbers on MOLottery.com. The winning numbers for May 11 were 14, 38, 40, 53, 70 and the Mega Ball number was 22. And one by one, they matched every number but the Mega Ball number.
“We were jumping up and down, crying,” laughed Mary Armstrong. “We always joked about winning. We don’t need $500 million; just give us $1 million and we will be good!”
The Armstrongs plan to use their money wisely. William Armstrong is looking forward to retirement next year. They will use their prize to fix up their home in Kansas City to sell and retire to their home in Branson.
“She’s not letting me go out and buy any new toys yet,” laughed William Armstrong.
Mega Millions is a bi-weekly Draw Game with jackpots starting at $12 million that grow until someone wins. It costs $1 to play, and for an additional $1, players can add the Megaplier feature, which multiplies non-jackpot prize winnings up to four times their normal value.