Kay said he was standing in line to pay for gas at Break Time, 1200 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City, around 11:30 p.m. when the guy in front of him bought 20 "Triple Money" tickets.
"He didn’t win much, and I thought, ’There’s got to be a winner coming up,’ so I bought the next one," Kay said.
Kay said the winning "Triple Money" ticket was only the second Scratchers ticket he has ever purchased. He purchased the first one a few years ago and won $125.
"I’m a broke college student, so this is great," Kay said.
Kay said he plans to put the prize money in the bank to draw as much interest as it can.
"Triple Money," a $1 Scratchers game, officially went on sale March 1.