June 17, 2004
Carl Junction Retiree Uncovers $50,000 Prize
He might be retired, but one Carl Junction man is still making money after he uncovered a $50,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery "Crossword" ticket. John Davey, 62, said he meets friends at the American Legion for coffee and "to solve the world’s problems" on most days. On June 14, he stopped at Fastrip, 102 N. Main in Carl Junction, on his way home from the Legion, and while there he bought some Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. When he "played" one "Crossword" ticket, he found out it was worth $50,000.
Davey said he and his wife, Dee, have been planning to have a garage built, so this will help pay for that. He said Dee just bought a new Toyota Celica a couple of weeks ago, and they plan to park it in the new garage.
"I thought she was going to fall out of her chair at work," he said, explaining when he called to tell her about his win.
Before he retired a year ago, Davey was a machinist at King Press in Joplin for the past 38 years.
The Missouri Lottery’s $3 "Crossword" game officially started April 24.