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May 3, 2012

Greenville Man Headed Back to School After Winning $1 Million

A 19-year-old Greenville man can now afford to go back to school after he uncovered a $1 million prize on the only Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket he bought April 27.

Matthew ‘Matt” Hedgecorth said he was with his father that Friday night, when they stopped at Break Time, Highway 67 and 34 Junction, in Silva. When he was in the store, he glanced at the Lottery tickets.

“I figured I’d try something,” said Hedgecorth.  “That was the only ticket I bought.”

Hedgecorth said he graduated from high school in 2010, and he has thought about going to school to be either a physical therapist or massage therapist. Now he can choose either.

“I’ve been looking at Jeffco (Jefferson College) in Hillsboro,” he said.

In addition to going to college, Hedgecorth said he plans to use the money to buy a small car and take his father fishing.

$1,000,000 Payout,” a $10 game with a top prize of $1 million, officially started on Jan. 10. To date, three $1 million top prizes remain in play.

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