ST. LOUIS -- A South County real estate agent didn’t win the record Powerball jackpot earlier this month, but the runner-up prize was pretty good, too.
The Missouri Lottery on Tuesday introduced 26-year-old Jamie Bone as the winner of a $1 million Powerball prize.
Bone bought a Quick Pick ticket for the drawing that eventually reached $590.5 million at Sam’s Liquor & Convenience, located at 250 Kingston Dr.
She matched all five white-ball numbers to win the million-dollar prize.
“I went in there and asked the clerk if anybody had won it yet,” said Bone. “My husband had been talking about it, because they did a pool at his business.”
Bone said she plays Scratchers more often than the Draw Games, but since the Powerball jackpot was so high, she decided to lay down $10 for tickets.
“If I had bought any amount less, we wouldn’t have won. It was on the very last line,” she said. “It’s insane. It’s unbelievable.”
Bone was one of two winners in Missouri to match all five white-ball numbers in the May 18 drawing. The other ticket was sold in Doniphan.
The prize is paid in a lump sum, so Bone will get $710,000 after taxes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.