February 13, 2008
Mexico Man Wins $100,000 Instantly
A Mexico man is planning to pay off some bills after instantly winning the $100,000 top prize playing the "Mega Fortune" Scratchers game from the Missouri Lottery. Alpha Durham, 51, bought his winning ticket at Casey’s, 1726 E. Liberty in Mexico, on Feb. 8.
"I think I’ve told everyone in the country that I won," Durham said with a laugh when he claimed his prize on Feb. 11.
Durham, who is self-employed, said he might also try to find something "fun" to do with the prize money, too.
," a $5 game, officially began on Jan. 12.