December 17, 2004
Sunrise Beach Business Owner Wins $3,000
Loyalty to a set of numbers paid off for a Sunrise Beach man, who won $3,000 playing Pick 4 on Dec. 15. Willie Harris, 46, the owner of Willie’s Reconditioned Appliances in Sunrise Beach, said he’s been playing the numbers 4-1-1-1 for the past six months. He missed playing them one time ? on Dec. 4 ? and those numbers were drawn. Harris continued to play them, and those same numbers were drawn again on Dec. 15, netting him $3,000.
"If you’ve got a number in your heart, you play it," Harris explained.
Harris said the prize money will come in handy since they just moved to the Lake area, and they are building a house.
Harris purchased his winning ticket at Jiffy Stop in Camdenton.
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.