"It was complete dumb luck," Dwaine Crigger said. "That’s all it amounts to."
Crigger said Brian, who is a junior at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, already put the prize money in the bank.
Crigger is the second Lottery player from Springfield to win $10,000 in the Monte Carlo game during the past month.
On May 6, Kimberly “Kim” Peterson, 37, of Springfield also won $10,000 with a Monte Carlo ticket she purchased at Kwik Pantry, 1360 E. Division in Springfield, where she works as a cashier.
“Monte Carlo,” a $5 Scratchers game, officially went on sale March 1.