Jerry McCormack of House Springs was expecting a routine day at work when he went to his engineering job at Boeing on Oct. 21. Instead, the 50-year-old received a text message from his wife that would send him home to a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket worth $50,000.
McCormack said his wife, Deborah, had bought the ticket earlier that morning at Discount Smokeshop, 4645 Gravois Road, in House Springs.
“She said, ‘Don’t get too excited, but I think we won,’” he said of the text message he received at work shortly after she had uncovered a top prize on a “Bonus Crossword” game. “I decided to go home to see what it was, and this is what it was!”
Admitting it was “a good message to get,” McCormack said he and his wife plan to put the prize money toward bills.
“Bonus Crossword,” which officially began on July 2, still has six top prizes of $50,000 remaining, as well as thousands of other prizes ranging from $3 to $5,000. Information on prizes remaining on any current Scratchers game can be found by visiting the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers page.