September 12, 2006
Macon Man Wins $10,000 Instantly
A Macon man is planning a vacation to Walt Disney World after he won $10,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers game "Texas Hold ’Em Poker." Nathan Biswell, 30, purchased his winning ticket Sept. 3 at Ice House, 1702 N. Missouri St. in Macon.
"I scratched it off and thought I won $2,000," Biswell said. "I took the ticket back to Ice House and had them scan it. It wasn’t worth $2,000, it was worth $10,000! I was in shock. I still am."
Biswell, who works as a pharmacy technician, said in addition to taking a trip to Florida, he also plans to use his winnings to pay bills and add to his savings.
"Texas Hold ’Em Poker," a $5 Scratchers game, officially began on Aug. 5.