March 31, 2011
Rise and Shine: Branson Man Wakes Up to Coffee and $100,000 Prize
A Branson restaurant manager started his morning routine with his usual cup of coffee and a little something extra. If the coffee didn’t wake up 50-year-old Robert Davis, the $100,000 top prize he won on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket gave him an adrenaline boost that left him “speechless.”
The first-time Lottery winner often stops at White Oak Station, 3200 Green Mountain Drive in Branson, on his way to work around 3 a.m. Along with a coffee purchase, he occasionally tries his luck on Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. He had an extra few minutes on March 27, so he decided to buy a “$100,000 Taxes Paid” ticket, and he scratched it off while in the store.
“I thought that I had won $100,” he shared. “I asked the clerk, and he said, ‘No, you won $100,000.’ I said, ‘Yeah, right!’”
Shocked and excited, he continued to work, where he shared the news with co-workers.
“I was so worked up, they told me to take the day off to calm down!” he explained.
Davis plans to use the windfall to make a few long-awaited purchases.
“I am going to finally get a new truck and buy my condo,” he said. “I’m also going to help out my retired parents. It’s just unbelievable that this happened to me. I’ve never won anything before.”
“$100,000 Taxes Paid,” a $5 game with a top prize of $100,000, officially began on Feb. 26