July 5, 2007
Raymondville Man Wins $100,000 Instantly
A 28-year-old Raymondville man is planning to pay off his house after he won $100,000 instantly playing the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers game "Blazin’ Hot Bucks." Matthew Aguirre purchased the $5 ticket at Corner Express, 211 S. Highway 63 in Licking, on his way home from work on June 25.
"I stopped to get gas and a soda," Aguirre said. "I also bought four tickets, and I started scratching them as I was walking out the door. When I saw the prize amounts, I thought, ’This can’t be right.’ So, I went back in to have them check it."
Aguirre, who is a guard at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking, said several of his co-workers had also stopped in the business after their shift, so they joined in congratulating him.
"A few of them wanted to hold (the ticket), but I didn’t let go of it," Aguirre said.
"Blazin’ Hot Bucks," a $5 game, officially went on sale on March 1.