February 28, 2008
Poplar Bluff Man Wins $1 Million Instantly
Brent House, Poplar Bluff, is the third instant millionaire in one month from the Missouri Lottery’s "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" Scratchers game. House, 33, claimed the second of 16 $1 million prizes in the game on Feb. 26.
"There’s no words to describe it," House said of his win.
House made a "normal stop" at Minit Food Mart, 3937 Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff, on Feb. 22. He bought one $20 "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" ticket and scratched it off in his truck. He didn’t believe his eyes when he saw the $1 million second-level prize.
"I went numb," House said.
House, who owns a parking lot sweeping business, plans to use some of his prize money to pay off bills.
"I’m going to enjoy life and not worry so much," he said.
"4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza
," the Lottery’s first $20 Scratchers game, officially began on Jan. 26. It offers four top prizes of $4 million and 16 second-level prizes worth $1 million.