April 30, 2003
MARSHALL CARPET LAYER WINS $20,000 PRIZE
A carpet layer from Marshall put down $2 and won $20,000 today in the Missouri Lottery’s “Pot O’ Gold” Scratchers game. Kevin Mikels, 30, said every day before work, he stops in Bee Line Snack Shop in Marshall to get gasoline and buy one $2 Scratchers ticket. Though he lately has been buying tickets from the “Monopoly” game, today he decided to buy a “Pot O’ Gold” ticket. When he scratched the ticket off in his truck, he found out it was worth $20,000.
Mikels said he and his wife, Maggie, plan to buy a ’68 Camaro with the prize money. He also plans to share some of his prize money with his dad and brother.
“We might get a new TV for our twins’ bedroom,” he added.
"Pot O’ Gold," a $2 Scratchers game, officially went on sale Feb. 1.