Bruce McCleary of St. Louis was just “hoping to win something” when he decided to buy a Missouri Lottery “Harley-Davidson®” Scratchers ticket on Aug. 24. The 25-year-old was “shocked, for real” when he uncovered a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle prize – one of only 10 instant-win motorcycles available in the game.
“I didn’t really believe that I had won,” McCleary recalled, adding that he decided to play the game after he saw a clerk at Mobil Food Mart, 2601 Delmar Ave. in St. Louis, stock the popular ticket in a vending machine.
Although he’s not new to winning the Lottery, having collected a $3,000 Pick 4 prize in April, a $3,500 Pick 4 prize in 2012 and a $1,000 Scratchers prize last December, he was still overjoyed and surprised by his most-recent and largest win to date.
Motorcycle winners have the option of receiving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle of their choice or $21,000 cash. McCleary opted for the $21,000 cash prize.
“It helps me a lot,” the Southwest Food Service employee shared, noting that in addition to paying bills and making home improvements, the prize money will allow him to pay off his vehicle.
“Harley-Davidson” is a $5 ticket that officially started on March 11. Players can win new Harley-Davidson motorcycles and up to $75,000 instantly.
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