Whoever said lightning doesn’t strike the same spot twice has never met Samson Yehdego. Not only did lightning strike twice for the Osage Beach man, it also struck twice for an Osage Beach convenience store. Yehdego, 62, claimed his second second-tier prize on a multi-lottery game, earning the repeat winner $250,000 for his most-recent feat.
Yehdego bought his winning Mega Millions ticket at Rapid Roberts, 1847 State Highway KK, in Osage Beach. He used Quick Pick to match all five white-ball numbers drawn on March 23. The winning numbers from that drawing were: 6, 17, 19, 20 and 21.
Six years ago, the lucky lottery winner also claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize for matching all five white-ball numbers drawn on Sept. 6, 2006. Incredibly, Yehdego purchased his winning Powerball ticket from the same Rapid Roberts that sold him his winning Mega Millions ticket.
Mega Millions is a multi-lottery game that features jackpots starting at $12 million. To date, the largest Mega Millions jackpot prize claimed is $656 million – a prize split by three ticketholders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.