April 14, 2009
Wellsville Truck Driver Wins $10,000 Prize
A Wellsville man has plans to "take a vacation" after winning $10,000 on a Missouri Lottery "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" Scratchers ticket. Edwin "Scotty" Slavens, a 55-year-old first-time Lottery winner, discovered he was a winner at his home on April 13.
"I walked to Casey’s General Store with my grandson on Sunday morning," he began. "I only live two blocks from the store. I bought two tickets, and took them back to my house to scratch them."
It was a lucky morning for Slavens, as he ended up winning $25 on one ticket and $10,000 on the other ticket.
"We sat at my kitchen table and scratched the tickets," he said. "I couldn’t believe it!"
According to Slavens, a self-employed livestock, grain and fertilizer truck driver, he was already planning a vacation to Cozumel, Mexico, but the prize money will help expedite his trip planning.
"I was going to try to go anyway, but now I am definitely going to Mexico," he revealed. "My birthday is in July, so I will probably go then."
Slavens purchased the winning ticket from Casey’s General Store, 222 W. Hudson St. in Wellsville.
"4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza
," a $20 Scratchers game with a top prize of $4 million, officially began on Jan. 26, 2008.