January 3, 2008
Troy Retiree Rings in the New Year $1.4 Million Richer
A retired Boeing employee started the new year off on the right foot after he discovered that he won the Dec. 26, 2007, Missouri Lottery’s Lotto drawing worth $1.4 million. Phillip “Phil” Sutterfield, 64, of Troy said he bought his lucky ticket when he stopped at Schnucks Market, 1960 Wentzville Parkway in Wentzville on Christmas Eve, when he stopped to pick up food his wife ordered for their Christmas day luncheon. He bought $5 worth of tickets, and he let the computer generate the numbers. The winning combination was: 1, 17, 29, 33, 35 and 39.
“I checked my tickets at breakfast the next morning (after the drawing),” Sutterfield said. “I called my wife, Pat, at work, and I said, ‘I think we hit the Lottery.’ She said, ‘Make sure.’”
So Sutterfield and his only daughter, Jill, and her two children headed to Jefferson City to claim his prize and validate his ticket.
Sutterfield, who worked as a tool and dye maker for Boeing for 35 years, said he plans to use his prize money to pay off their home loan, car loans and other bills. He also plans to install some new hardwood floors in their home.
“Maybe we’ll get a new one (car),” he added.
Sutterfield also has plans to use some of his prize money to buy new games for his Wii™, which he plays with his two grandchildren.
In addition to Sutterfield’s prize, Schnucks Market will receive a check equal to 1 percent of the jackpot amount, which is $14,000, for selling the winning ticket.
Sutterfield’s jackpot prize is the 171st Lotto jackpot ticket sold and the 241st jackpot won in all games since the Lottery began in 1986.