2012-02-29 14:25:59.553

Mexico Man Uncovers $10,000 Scratchers Prize

Story Photo

“I usually don’t buy $20 tickets,” a smiling Ron Neale of Mexico said, as he presented a winning Scratchers ticket worth $10,000 at Missouri Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City. The “$3,000,000 Taxes Paid” ticket he purchased at Xpress Mart, 1109 E. Liberty St. in Mexico, revealed one of the game’s 90 $10,000 prizes.

“I won $20,” he said of the first Scratchers games he bought that day. “So, I said, ‘Why not go ahead and get the $20 one?’”

After scratching the ticket in his truck and realizing what he had won, Neale called his wife, Mary Ellen, and the pair immediately made plans to claim his prize.

“Oh, I could tell by listening to his voice that this was real; it kind of cracked,” Mary Ellen said.

“Yeah, I was shaking pretty good,” he laughingly agreed.

Neale said his primary use for the unexpected income will be paying bills.

$3,000,000 Taxes Paid” is a $20 game that officially started Aug. 13, 2011, and offers a top prize of $3 million – taxes paid. In all, the game offers six prizes ranging from $500,000 to $3 million – taxes paid. Visit Molottery.com to track remaining prizes for all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games.

Bookmark and Share

 |  About Us |  Careers |  Calendar |  Play Responsibly |  Where to Play |  Game Rules

Visit Us On

Players must be 18 years or older to purchase Missouri Lottery tickets.

*In the event of a discrepancy, official winning numbers prevail over any numbers posted on this website.