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January 14, 2010

New Year Brings St. Louis Man $100,000, Taxes Paid

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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.

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