May 1, 2000
SPRINGFIELD MAN WINS $25,000 INSTANTLY
A truck driver for a Springfield paper company scratched off a $25,000 prize in the Missouri Lottery’s "Instant MONOPOLYï¿½ Game" last Friday. David "Dave" Marek, 53, said the windfall should help him fulfill a dream he has had: to buy a Model A Ford sedan. An avid old car hobbyist, Marek said he may also save some of the money.
Marek purchased the winning ticket on Friday evening when he stopped in Express Lane, 3450 W. Division in Springfield, to get a Coke. He had a some money left, so he bought three "Instant MONOPOLY� Game" tickets. When he scratched them off at his friend’s house later that evening, he discovered one was worth $25,000.
The Missouri Lottery’s "Instant MONOPOLY" game ticket officially went on sale March 18.