When Steve S. Stanley left his house on May 5, his daughter, Ella, insisted that he put her favorite Hot Wheels® car in his pocket for luck. He didn’t think much about the lucky charm until later that day, when he scratched a Missouri Lottery Bass Pro Shops® ticket and won $5,000. Stanley purchased his winning ticket at Break Time, 810 Stadium Blvd., in Jefferson City.
“It’s a ’56 Chevy pickup truck,” said Stanley, when asked what kind of toy car his three-year-old daughter gave him. “I carried it in my pocket all day.”
Stanley, 27, said he had the feeling that he ‘just needed to play’ when he stopped by Break Time for a soda. His wife, Melissa, thought it was a joke when he called her with the news of his win.
Stanley plans to pay off some bills and will use some of his $5,000 prize money to celebrate.
The Bass Pro Shops® Scratchers ticket is a $5 ticket that features four different outdoor scenes and offers players a chance to win up to $75,000 cash and one of more than 750 Bass Pro Shops gift cards worth $500. In addition to the game, players can enter non-winning tickets into the “Missouri Lottery’s Ultimate Outdoor Adventure” promotion for a chance to win one of three grand-prize outdoor adventure trip packages of the winners’ choice, selecting from among 10 all-inclusive adventure packages worth more than $24,000, which includes taxes.