2004-12-08 15:44:16.0

Clerk From Hermann Wins $1,000

Story Photo A 19-year-old Hermann clerk has an extra $1,000 for Christmas after he uncovered the prize on a Missouri Lottery "Diamond Dollars" Scratchers ticket. Chris Haggard said he stopped at McKittrick BP in McKittrick, where he works as a clerk, on Dec. 5 to check the work schedule. While there, he bought five lottery tickets. One ticket was a $1,000 winner. "I couldn’t believe it," he said. In addition to using some of the prize money for Christmas expenses, Haggard said he plans to save some of the money. ?Diamond Dollars,? a $2 game, officially went on sale Dec. 10, 2003.

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