September 3, 2009
Lottery Lightning Strikes Twice for Marceline Man
Five years ago a Marceline man purchased a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket worth $100,000 at County Line Convenience, Highway 5 in Marceline. On Sept. 2, lightning struck for the second time at the same location. Billy Ewing, 52, had a "feeling" that it might be his lucky day, again, so he tried his luck on a "100 Million Dollar Blockbuster" Scratchers ticket.
"I don’t buy them if I don’t have a good feeling," he revealed.
Ewing was "all nerves" after realizing he was holding another winning Lottery ticket, this time worth $10,000.
When asked about plans for the windfall, Ewing said it would be going to his "daughter’s education."
"She’s a senior in high school, and she wants to be a doctor," he explained.
In addition to his two "big wins," the Missouri Department of Transportation employee also won two $1,000 prizes on tickets he purchased at the same retail location.
Ewing may have just won the Lottery, but he said that players should be wise about how much money they spend.
"Don’t play if you can’t afford to play," he noted.
"100 Million Dollar Blockbuster
," a $10 game with a top prize of $1 million, officially began on Sept. 26, 2007.