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July 27, 2011

Lebanon Man Wins $25,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo Colby Lewis owes his $25,000 Lottery prize to good fortune. On his way to cash in $13 worth of winning Missouri Lottery tickets, Lewis passed one gas station before pulling over at Route 66 Stop, 1850 W. Elm St., in Lebanon. When that location was out of the two tickets he wanted to buy, he ended up with a few of the next $2 ticket in line, “Aces & 8’s.” While scratching the tickets later at home, Lewis discovered how lucky he was on the first scratch. He uncovered the top prize of $25,000.
   
“I didn’t even finish scratching the other tickets I bought. I was too excited,” said Lewis.
   
Lewis called his wife, Heather, with the news, who suggested he bring the ticket to her, because “she didn’t believe it.” Not long after, he called a friend at the store to find out where to claim his prize, and then he promptly set out for the Springfield Lottery office.
   
The father of two children ages, six and nine, said he will use the money to pay off his truck and take his kids to Disneyworld. Lewis plans to “save the rest.”
   
“Aces & 8’s” is a $2 game that officially began July 2. This is the second of 10 top prizes to be claimed in the game. Players can track prizes remaining for any Missouri Lottery Scratchers game here at Molottery.com. Bookmark and Share





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