News

September 15, 2011

Columbia Man Scores $25,000 Prize On Way To Birthday Party

Story Photo

Ronnie Everhart had 30 minutes to kill before his son’s birthday party, so he decided to stop and try his luck on some Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. A short time later, the truck driver from Columbia was the hit of the party when he arrived holding a ticket worth $25,000.

“I thought I’d buy a couple of tickets and maybe win a couple bucks,” Everhart, 44, said.

He had no idea that the “Aces & 8’s” game that grabbed his attention would produce a win big enough to help his son buy a car.

“Yeah, I told him, ‘I think I figured out what you’re getting for your birthday,’” he shared with a laugh.

Of his ticket selection, Everhart said, “I just usually look down and see which one catches my eye.”

 The winning “Aces & 8’s” ticket was purchased at Casey’s, 103 Rt. 00, in Hallsville. “Aces & 8’s” is a $2 game that officially began July 2. To date, more than $4.5 million in prizes remain unclaimed in the game.

Bookmark and Share







Follow Us On