Cashier Sells Self $1M Ticket, Sought NASCAR for Inspiration

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When playing the Powerball, I guess there's nothing like a little home-field advantage.

A cashier at the Heartland Pit Stop in Doniphan, Missouri is a Powerball winner after she sold herself a winning ticket Saturday morning. As you probably know, the Saturday drawing made someone $600 million richer - but they've yet to come forward to claim their prize.

Mary-Jane Hart didn't win the big prize, but she matched every number except for the Powerball. That makes her the winner of a cool $1 million (before taxes, of course).

According to Hart, she used the numbers of NASCAR drivers to fill in her ticket. Apparently, she's a pretty big fan.

“I’ve always wanted to win a jackpot so that I could go to way more Nascar races than I go to, which is a lot.” said Hart.

She won't be spending it all on NASCAR races, however. She says she plans to take a trip to Hawaii, as well as help her son out with the winnings. She also plans to keep her job at the convenience store.

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