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January 25, 2008

Benton City Man Wins $100,000 Instantly

Story Photo William "Jake" Davenport, Benton City, is planning to remodel his house after instantly winning the $100,000 top prize playing the "Mega Fortune" Scratchers game from the Missouri Lottery.  Davenport, 26, bought his ticket at Site Store, 2121 E. Liberty St. in Mexico, on Jan. 23.
"I’ve been kind of antsy to get here all morning," Davenport said when he claimed his ticket on Jan. 24.
Davenport, who works in construction in Mexico, said he had started remodeling his house and now he can finish it.  He’s planning to build on two more rooms using his prize money.
"Mega Fortune," a $5 game, officially began on Jan. 12.





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