St. Louis-area man wins $1 million in Lottery game Associated Press · December 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm A St. Louis-area man is a $1 million winner in a Missouri Lottery scratch-off game. The Lottery said Friday that James Dane of Imperial won the prize on Dec. 4 while playing the “$300 Million Cash Explosion” game. He purchased the winning ticket at a Mobile On the Run station in Arnold. When he got home, Dane decided to have some fun with his wife. He asked, “What would you do if we won $10,000?” “She said, ‘I don’t know. Since we’re not going to win $10,000, I’m not going to worry about that,'” Dane said. “So I slid her the ticket and said, ‘How about a million?'” Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.