July 20, 2009
Retired Mexico Man Takes Home $2,500 Prize
News of a recent $1 million Missouri Lottery winner from Mexico was enough to spark one Mexico man’s interest in playing the Lottery. A stop for gas at Manny’s Too, 4787 E. Liberty St. in Mexico, provided the perfect opportunity for Robert McGee to try his luck on a "Monte Carlo" Scratchers game.
"I took the ticket home and almost threw it away," he revealed. "I had to put on my glasses to make sure it was really a winner."
The retired business owner says he plans to "play more Keno" with the winnings.
The first-time Lottery winner and father of three noted that he considers playing Keno his "donation" to public education.
In terms of advice for fellow Lottery players, McGee wishes Lottery hopefuls "good luck."
"Monte Carlo," a $5 game with a top prize of $100,000, officially began on June 13. To date, seven top prizes, as well as thousands of $5 to $25,000 prizes remain in play.
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.