2006-01-13 15:57:16.0

Henley Man Plans to Buy Sirens After Winning $2,500

Story Photo A volunteer firefighter with the Cole County Fire Protection District plans to buy sirens for his truck after he uncovered a $2,500 prize on a Missouri Lottery "Double Your Money" Scratchers ticket on Jan. 11. Bryan Morris, 21, of Henley, said he has wanted sirens for his truck to help when he responds to emergencies. Now, he said, he has the money to do so. "It helps to have sirens, but I didn’t have the extra money to buy them until now," Morris said. Morris, who works for a utility contracting company, said he purchased his winning ticket at Petro Mart, 1109 E. Liberty, in Mexico while he was working in the area. "I scratched if off on the way back to the job," Morris said. "I couldn’t believe it. We had to go back to have them check it for me." Morris said he had never purchased a Lottery ticket until last weekend while he and some friends were bowling. He said he won $20 the first time. On Jan. 11, He purchased three of the $1 "Double Your Money" tickets, and the third ticket ended up being worth the game’s top prize of $2,500. In addition to buying sirens for his truck, Morris said he also plans to pay a few bills. "Double Your Money," a $1 game, officially started on Oct. 8.

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