2003-06-11 11:45:53.0


Story Photo A Springfield college student can be extra grateful to his dad this Father’s Day after a Missouri Lottery ticket he gave him turned out to be worth $10,000.   Brian Crigger, 21, and his dad were in Express Lane, 1211 E. Grand in Springfield, a few weeks ago when his dad, Dwaine, decided to buy one "Monte Carlo" Scratchers ticket.  Dwaine gave the ticket to his son, who scratched off the latex at the store.  To his surprise, the ticket was worth $10,000.

"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.

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