May 31, 2007
St. Ann Man Wins 'Mega Cash'
Lawrence Reed Jr., St. Ann, was the seventh person to claim a top prize of $250,000 in the Missouri Lottery’s "$250,000 Mega Cash" Scratchers game. Reed, 61, purchased his ticket at Shop N Save, 10634 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann.
Reed said he always keeps his Scratchers tickets to scratch them before he goes back to the store. He purchased his winning ticket several days before he scratched it during Memorial Day weekend.
"I knew I had won," Reed said. "I had never seen a ticket like that before."
Reed plans to pay off all of his bills with his prize money.
The $10 Game, "$250,000 Mega Cash," began on Jan. 31. It offers 30 top prizes of $250,000 and more than $100 million in cash prizes.