December 8, 2008
Christmas Comes Early for Columbia Man
A commercial break during Sunday night football provided a Columbia man just enough time to discover he was $10,000 richer. Clent Meyer, 30, was eating dinner and watching football on Dec. 7 when he realized he held a winning Missouri Lottery ticket in his hand.
"I like to play ’$100,000 Taxes Paid’ tickets, because I won $500 on one a few months ago," explained Meyer. "I bought another one of the tickets on Sunday and scratched it off while sitting on my couch."
Meyer, a customer service sales representative for an industrial supply company in Columbia, was surprised and excited to learn of his most recent win.
"It was a really good day, because I also became a Godfather to my only sister’s child on the same day," said Meyer. "Then I won the Lottery!"
When asked about plans for his winnings, Meyer noted that he had a few ides.
"I am going to pay off my credit card, do some Christmas shopping and maybe get new tires on my car," said Meyer.
Meyer purchased his "$100,000 Taxes Paid" Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket at Break Time, 1901 N. Highway 763 in Columbia, on Dec. 7.
"$100,000 Taxes Paid
," a $5 Scratchers game with a top prize of $100,000 taxes paid, officially began on Oct. 4.