Taylor Russey, a bartender at Bleachers Bar and Franks in O’Fallon, Missouri, is now $50,000 richer after one of her regulars tipped her with a lottery ticket, according to KMOV4.
Russey said that the customer would often buy lottery tickets and hand them out to people at the bar. “One of the regulars will buy the rest of the regulars in the bar Lottery tickets every now and then, especially when it’s high,” she said.
Here’s how it went down:
1. On October 19, Russey was given a ticket that would turn out to be a winner.
2. On October 20, the bar got an alert that their lottery terminal had sold a winning ticket.
She told KMOV4, “I was like, ‘Guys, who won all this money and didn’t tell anybody?’”
Turns out that Russey’s ticket matched four of the five white-ball numbers drawn, plus the Powerball number.
As it turns out, Missouri is a pretty lucky state. Russey’s $50,000 ticket is the fortieth sold in the state and the second one in the city of O’Fallon this year.