July 3, 2007
Jefferson City Man Wins $10,000 Instantly
A Jefferson City man ended his vacation on a high note after he won $10,000 on his way home from Alabama early on June 30. Michael Forck, 21, said he and his friends were driving two separate vehicles home from Gulf Shores, Ala., when they stopped to buy gas at Festus Fuel & Food Mart, 2591 Highway 61 in Festus. While there, he purchased one "Lifetime Riches" Scratchers ticket.
"I was driving, so I handed it to my friend to scratch," Forck said. "He couldn’t believe it when he scratched it. I couldn’t either. We called the guys in the car behind us and told them, and I then I called my mom. She didn’t believe it either."
Forck, who works for Braun Plastering Co. Inc. in Jefferson City, said he plans to use his prize money toward a down payment on a house he is hoping to buy.
The $10 Game, "Lifetime Riches," began on April 22, 2006.