November 17, 2004
Texas Trucker Finds $10,000 Ticket in Boonville, Missouri
A Texas truck driver hauled in $10,000 after he uncovered the prize on a Missouri Lottery "High Stakes" Scratchers ticket. Roy Rodriguez, 49, of San Antonio, Texas, said he stopped at Pilot Travel Center in Boonville on Nov. 15 to get fuel. While there, he bought two "High Stakes" Scratchers tickets and three tickets from a $1 game. One of the "High Stakes" tickets turned out to be worth $10,000.
"I’m going to buy me a nice CB," said Rodriguez. "The rest is going in the bank."
"High Stakes," a $5 game, officially went on sale Feb. 26.