Someone who purchased a Lotto ticket at a St. Louis Gas Mart is holding a piece of paper worth nearly $4 million.

The Missouri Lottery says a ticket purchased at the Gas Mart on Bayless Avenue matched all six numbers for the Oct. 4 drawing, a prize worth $3.8 million. The winning numbers are 5, 14, 19, 22, 36 and 43.

The holder of the ticket is urged to sign the back of it and put it in a safe place until he or she is ready to claim the prize. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to turn it in — in this case, until April 2.

Prizes may be claimed at Missouri Lottery offices in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield or Kansas City.

Kurt Parsons