A technical support specialist from Independence scratched his way to $10,000 with a Missouri Lottery “$200,000 A Year For Life” scratchers ticket he purchased at QuikTrip, 16801 E. U.S. Highway 24 in Independence. Jeremy Lindsey, 29, purchased his winning ticket on Feb. 19. He first learned of the “$200,000 A Year For Life” ticket at the Missouri Lottery Web site, molottery.com, while checking the winning Powerball numbers.
“I usually only play Powerball,” Lindsey explained. “It doesn’t make any sense, but I just had a feeling that I should play this particular ticket.”
Lindsey was in the QuikTrip parking lot when he scratched his ticket and discovered it was a winner. At that moment he recalled thinking, “This can’t be right. I don’t deserve this.” Lindsey and his wife, Lori, plan on using their prize money towards the purchase of a new house.
“$200,000 A Year For Life” is a new $20 game offering the best payout percentage in Missouri Lottery history. Three lucky players will win the top prize of $200,000 a year for the rest of their lives, 20 players will walk away with $100,000, 40 players will win $20,000, and an additional 120 players will win $10,000.
The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $265 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, the Virtual Schools program, Special Education Excess Costs, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and Future Minority Teacher Scholarships. In fiscal year 2008, the Missouri Lottery ranked sixth in percentage increase in sales among the 42 United States lotteries.