2004-10-22 07:52:13.0

Henley Man Wins $3,125 Playing Pick 4

Story Photo A Henley man plans to start Christmas shopping early after winning $3,125 on Oct. 19 in the Missouri Lottery’s Pick 4 game. Mark Whittle, 42, said he picked his winning numbers ? 3, 8, 4 and 1 ? using the birth years of his parents. Whittle purchased his winning ticket at Highway 54 Gas and More, 5003 Monticello Road in Jefferson City, where he works as the manager. In addition to Christmas shopping, Whittle plans to pay bills and save some of his winnings. Pick 4 is a daily Numbers Game that offers players a chance to win up to $6,000 by picking four numbers between 0 and 9. Players can also allow the computer to generate four numbers randomly for them.

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