It was an unusual chain of events that led Kolby Tucker, 29, to the Missouri Lottery’s Springfield office to claim his prize of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. He had won the prize a few days earlier – one of 10 motorcycles to be won instantly – on the Lottery’s new “Harley-Davidson” Scratchers ticket.
Tucker explained that he and his wife were on their way to an Easter dinner on Sunday when they stopped at Quik Stop, 1930 Shifferdecker Ave. in Joplin, because he wanted to get rid of a repaired $20 bill in his wallet.
“My aunt had given me $20 for Easter, but the cat chewed it up,” he said, laughing. “So we taped it all up, and I just cashed it in for some tickets.”
Observing that it was odd that a family cat could lead him to a Lottery prize, Tucker said that wasn’t even the most interesting part.
“The really funny thing is that the cat’s name is Harley!” he added.
The $5 “Harley-Davidson” Scratchers game officially began on March 11 and offers a top prize of $75,000. Winners of the second-prize bike receive their choice of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle their choice (up to $21,000 value) or a cash prize option of $21,000. Tucker chose the cash option.
In addition, players can enter non-winning “Harley-Davidson” Scratchers tickets into one of four drawings in the Lottery’s “Ticket To Ride” promotion to win: a Harley-Davidson motorcycle of their choice or $21,000; a $500 cash prize; or an officially licensed Harley-Davidson merchandise prize pack. Players can enter the promotional drawings online through a free My Lottery® Players Club account, and they also will automatically earn points to be redeemed for prizes in the Lottery’s online Points For Prizes™ store.