December 16, 2010
Fort Leonard Wood Man's Numbers Come Through, Again
The lucky number is eight for a Fort Leonard Wood man, who won a total of $4,050 on eight Missouri Lottery Pick 3 tickets. Gene Blount, 39, was “in shock that the numbers came through” in the Dec. 12 drawing. He said the random numbers – 2, 7 and 9 – came to him moments before he bought the tickets.
“This is the second time this year that I’ve been here to collect a nice check from you guys,” said Blount, who won a $4,300 Pick 3 prize last spring.
As for plans for the prize money, Blount’s nieces and nephews will be reaping the benefits.
“It’s Christmas, so it’s going to be going to Christmas presents for the family,” he added.
Blount purchased the winning Pick 3 tickets at Mobil on the Run, 122 St. Roberts Blvd., in St. Robert.
is 50 cents or $1 per play and has an average of 978 winners per draw. Drawings are held daily at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.