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January 27, 2012

Elsberry Man Thrilled With $100,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo audio icon Ronald Cordsiemon of Elsberry is a self-proclaimed lottery enthusiast. He likes to play Missouri Lottery Scratchers games and has even won prizes of $1,000 before. He hit the jackpot with a “20X” Scratchers ticket he bought on Jan. 23, uncovering the top prize of $100,000.
   
“I play every day,” Cordsiemon declared. “I took it home and scratched it off. I scratched off the 20 times and set the ticket aside.
   
“So, I came back to it and I scratched off the prize. I said, ‘Well, I’ve got $100.’ I scratched off the comma, and I kind of went numb. I scratched off the remainder of the ticket, and I realized I won $100,000. Very exciting!” 
   
It’s an experience that runs in the family. Cordsiemon’s son, Ronald Cordsiemon II, called him on Christmas day to ask if the ticket he got in his stocking was really a $50,000 winner. It was.
   
“It was very exciting to have your son hit something like that,” recalled Cordsiemon. “I was so happy for him; I couldn’t hardly stand it. He was very happy for me.”
   
He added, laughing, “He said, ‘You just had to outdo me, didn’t you, dad?’”
   
Cordsiemon and his wife, Jo Ann, have already started spending the windfall.
   
“We bought a used Corvette this morning,” he explained while claiming the ticket. “We’re going to pay off our debts, and then the family is going to gather up and we’re going to have a big seafood dinner!  Crab legs and shrimp!”
   
20X” is a $5 game that officially began Jan. 10. Cordsiemon claimed the second of seven top prizes in the game. Track prizes remaining for any Missouri Lottery Scratchers game here at Molottery.com. 

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