August 24, 2005
Retired East Prairie Man Uncovers $300,000 Prize
The former deputy sheriff for Mississippi County rounded up a $300,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery "$300,000 Casino Action" Scratchers ticket. Walter "Emmitt" Robison, 70, of East Prairie said he and his wife, Christine, stopped at Casey’s, 605 W. Washington in East Prairie, on Aug. 20 to buy some Scratchers tickets. To their surprise, a $10 lottery ticket turned out to be worth $300,000.
"I’d like to have passed out," said Robison, recalling his excitement when he realized he won. "We’ll pay off the house, make some improvements to it, and we may buy a new cook stove."
Robison, who was a deputy sheriff for Mississippi County for more than 21 years, said they also plan to invest some money for their current retirement.
?$300,000 Casino Action,? a $10 game, officially went on sale July 2.