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November 17, 2009

Retired Plant Superintendent Makes Big Money in Macon

Story Photo audio icon A self-proclaimed Missouri Lottery enthusiast cashed in on a Missouri Lottery "$250,000 Mega Cash" Scratchers ticket for the second time in two years.  Glennen Weber of Macon was only getting warmed up in 2007 when he won $20,000 on the game.  He found himself back at a Lottery office claiming another prize on Nov. 13, but this time it was the top prize worth $250,000.

"I went to my car and scratched it," he began.  "That’s what I usually do.  I scratched the first number, and it was $10,000.  I scratched the second number, and it was $10,000.  I scratched the third and it was $10,000, and I thought, ’This is no $20,000.  This is top prize.’"

Weber was "pretty nervous about the whole situation" when he returned home to share the news with his wife. 

"Neither one of us could believe it," he recalled.

The retiree said he didn’t have "any real big plans" for the windfall, but he is "probably going to use the majority of it for retirement enhancement."

The father of two and grandfather of three had the following advice for fellow Lottery players, "Spend wisely when you buy."

Weber purchased the winning ticket at Ice House, 1702 N. Missouri St. in Macon.

"$250,000 Mega Cash," a $10 game with a top prize of $250,000, officially began on Jan. 31, 2007.

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