May 13, 2005
Sedalia Man Uncovers $5,000 Prize
A 42-year-old Sedalia man recently uncovered a $5,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Wild Cherry" Scratchers game. Bryan Schnakenberg said he stopped at Plaza 16 Phillips 66 in Sedalia on May 11 to buy a soda. He also purchased three $1 Scratchers tickets, and one of them turned out to be worth $5,000.
"I thought it was a joke," said Schnakenberg, who is a press operator for Waterloo Industries in Sedalia.
Schnakenberg said he plans to pay some bills with the windfall and put some of it in the bank.
?Wild Cherry,? a $1 game, officially went on sale Dec. 25, 2004.