2017-12-04 16:35:16.067

Springfield Man's Scratchers Light Up All Winners

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A Springfield resident uncovered a $100,000 prize right before the Thanksgiving holiday. Gary Highton says he rarely purchases Scratchers, but that day, he was with his mother who enjoys playing, and he decided to buy $20 worth of his own.

“Every number I scratched was winning $5,000,” said Highton, referring to the 20 prize spots on his “$1,000,000 Fortune” Scratchers ticket. “I thought, ‘No, this can’t be right.’”

Highton asked some family to check the ticket because no one believed him. After they counted each prize spot, totaled the amount and all agreed this was a $100,000 winning ticket, he headed to the Lottery offices in Springfield.
“I never win anything, so this is a major surprise,” said Highton. “I am going to pay off bills and get out of debt.”
Highton purchased his winning ticket on Nov. 22 at Price Cutter, 3260 E Battlefield Road, in Springfield.

$1,000,000 Fortune” is a $10 Scratchers game that began July 31. The game offers more than $24 million in remaining prizes, including two top prizes of $1 million. 


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