September 23, 2005
Affton Man Wins $20,000 In New Scratchers Game
An Affton man plans to help his granddaughter with her college education after he won $20,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s new "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" Scratchers game. Kenneth "Ken" Puto, 63, said he thought he was seeing things after he scratched off his winning ticket Sept. 22 at home.
"I really did think I was seeing things," Puto said. "I had everyone look at it to make sure I really did win."
Puto, who is retired from the Ford Motor Company, purchased his winning ticket at 7-Eleven, 8000 McKenzie Road in Affton.
The new "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" game, which officially started on Sept. 10, has the highest payout in the Lottery’s history and offers more than $102.5 million in cash prizes, including 10 top prizes of $1 million. More than 75.14 percent of the $10 game’s sales will be returned to players as prizes.