Mother, daughter win $250,000 in Mega Millions | News
EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) - A mother and daughter, who have been playing the Missouri Lottery for years as "partners," claimed a $250,000 prize from the Feb. 19 Mega Millions drawing.
Odessa Chanley, 62, of East Prairie and Tina Wrzesinski, 44, of Overland, will each take half of the $250,000 prize.
Chanley bought the winning Quick Pick ticket at Gas-A-Mat, 613 E. Washington St., in East Prairie.
Gas-A-Mat received a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
"We've been playing the Lottery forever," explained Wrzensinski in a press release from the Missouri Lottery. "We just go partners."
"She got married about six years ago," added Chanley. "I told her to explain to her husband how we are Lottery partners. I buy down here, and she buys up in St. Louis. That way we have more chances."
"I'm going to pay off some bills," said Wrzesinski. "Actually, that makes me feel really good."
Chanley has similar plans. "My house and my pickup - I'm paying them off," she declared. "That way I'll be debt-free, just like I want to be."
Mega Millions is a multi-lottery Draw Game with jackpots that start at $12 million.
Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday nights.
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