A Clever man claimed the first $4 million top prize on a Missouri Lottery “$4,000,000 Cash Spectacular” Scratchers ticket. Carl Pierce, 56, bought the winning ticket at Kum & Go, 638 Highway 60 East, in Republic. He became the 71st instant millionaire and the 359th Missouri Lottery-made millionaire.
Pierce claimed the prize at the Springfield Lottery office on Jan. 29. He opted for a lump-sum payment of $2.6 million, instead of an annuity paying $200,000 a year for a period of 20 years. Pierce said that he planned to invest the windfall and possibly buy a farm.
“$4,000,000 Cash Spectacular” is a $20 game that officially began Aug. 11, 2012. More than $59 million in prizes, including two top prizes, remain in the game. Track prizes remaining for all Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets here at MOLottery.com.