September 23, 2005
Monroe City Man Finds $1,000 Prize In New Cash Spectacular Game
A Monroe City man uncovered a $1,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" Scratchers ticket. Lawrence "Dale" Mettes, 25, said he stopped to buy gas on Sept. 22 and decided to also buy a Lottery ticket. He purchased his winning ticket at Monroe City Amoco, 1007 Highway 24 & Business 36, in Monroe City.
Mettes, a die caster, said he didn’t have any immediate plans for his winnings.
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.