March 7, 2005
Freeburg Truck Driver Wins $10,000
A Freeburg truck driver uncovered a $10,000 prize instantly on a Missouri Lottery "Jumbo Bucks" Scratchers ticket. Donald "Donnie" Haller, 64, said he stopped in Big Bear Quick Shop in Freeburg on Saturday morning and bought one ticket. He scratched off the latex when he got to work at the MFA Cooperative in Freeburg.
"I couldn’t believe it," he said.
Haller said he and his wife, Laverne, might use the prize money to take a trip.
"Jumbo Bucks," a $5 game, officially went on sale Jan. 29.