Jorge Martinez made it a family affair when he visited the Missouri Lottery’s St. Louis regional office on Jan. 6 to cash in a winning ticket. Martinez, 37, shared the moment with brothers Jose and Mario as he claimed the top prize on a “$100,000 Taxes Paid” Scratchers game.
With the $5 ticket he purchased at Globe Self Service Drugs, 2626 Cherokee in St. Louis, Martinez became the first Missouri Lottery player to claim the new game’s top prize. “$100,000 Taxes Paid” officially began Dec. 25, 2009, and features more than $12 million in available prizes.
The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $200 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, Special Education Excess Costs and Vocational Technical Schools. For a complete list of programs funded, go to Molottery.com.