2010-02-09 16:34:59.253

Unionville Father Has Son to Thank for Lottery Win

Story Photo audio icon An allowance increase might be in order for the son of a Unionville man.  Tim Webber, 36, won $10 on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket and intended to cash it in for two $5 tickets.  His son had other plans.

"I went to Hy-Vee and changed in a winning Lottery ticket," he began.  "I was just going to get two other $5 ones, and my son was with me, and he goes, ’Well, dad, you just need to buy a $10 Lottery ticket.’"

He obeyed his son’s request and even allowed him to choose the ticket out of the dispenser.   

The choice to listen to his son and let him select the ticket - "$500,000 Cash Spectacular" - proved to be a smart move.

The pair returned home to scratch the ticket, and after seeing "$500 on every line," they soon realized the ticket was worth $10,000. 

"My daughter goes, ’That’s one of those dummy tickets, isn’t it?’" he added.  "I said, ’It better not be!’" 

The father of three plans to use the prize money for a family vacation this spring to Utah to "do some fishing and swimming."

Webber purchased the winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 2501 Main Street in Unionville.

"$500,000 Cash Spectacular," a $10 game with a top prize of $500,000, officially began on March 28, 2009. 

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