December 19, 2011
$10,000 Lottery Prize Prompts Retired Marine's Victory Dance
Kansas City Chiefs fan Donald Morris is used to watching his favorite football team celebrate in the end zone, but he was the one “jumping for joy” after scoring a Missouri Lottery prize in early December. Devotion to his team motivated the 70-year-old Kansas City man to purchase the “Chiefs” Scratchers ticket that coincidentally held a $10,000 prize.
“I started walking out the door, and then I told them to give me another one,” recalled Morris, referring to his decision to purchase two Scratchers tickets at Discount Smokes, 5730 N.E. Antioch Road, in Gladstone.
After scratching the winning ticket in the store parking lot, the father-of-six and retired United States Marine went back inside, where he did a “victory dance.”
Morris, who celebrated his 49th wedding anniversary in August, said the windfall will “make things easier” for his family.
“We have 19 grandkids, five great-grandkids and one on the way,” he shared. “This will help make it a nicer Christmas for
” a $5 ticket with a top prize of $70,000, officially started on Aug. 27, 2011.