2004-11-29 15:39:10.0

Crocker Man Wins $1,000

Story Photo A Crocker man is planning to pay bills with a $1,000 windfall that he won by playing Missouri Lottery Scratchers games. Darren Bowling, 27, said he bought two $1 Scratchers tickets on Nov. 24 and won $6. He used that $6 to buy three $2 tickets from the "Sapphire Blue 7’s" game, and one of those tickets turned out to be a $1,000 winner. Bowling, who works at O’Reilly Automotive in St. Robert, bought his winning ticket at Gas Xpress, 1099 Business 44 and Route 66 in St. Robert. ?Sapphire Blue 7?s,? a $2 game, officially went on sale July 3.

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