2012-03-09 16:48:56.15

Details Are Important For St. Joseph Lottery Winner

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Hyland Hiatt, a car detail specialist for Randy Reed Chevrolet in St. Joseph, discovered that details are important when checking a winning lottery ticket. He purchased a “20x” Scratchers ticket at Fastgas, 841 S. 22nd St., in St. Joseph. Hiatt, 46, couldn’t believe his eyes when he discovered the winning ticket was worth $100,000, the top prize for that ticket.

“I scratched the ticket when I got home, and I was shocked,” he explained. “I had to really check it carefully. My nine-year-old son said, ‘Dad, we’re rich!’”

Hiatt plans on buying a Chevy Avalanche he has had his eye on. He also plans to pay off his house and put the rest of his winnings in savings.

The “20X” Scratchers game is a $5 ticket and offers a top prize of $100,000 and more than $1 million prizes.

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