Some Missourians might consider Hermann “One of America’s Prettiest Towns,” as it was named by Forbes in 2011, but it’s becoming recognized for something else, too – producing Missouri Lottery winners. Most recently, Gasconade County resident Howard Wehrle claimed a $100,000 prize on a “$4,000,000 Cash Spectacular” Scratchers ticket. Wehrle, 63, purchased his winning ticket at Hermann Fuel Mart, 115 B Highway 19, in Hermann.
Just last month, Hermann made headlines when Linda Napier won a $27,777 Scratchers prize. And most notably, 10 years ago, Hermann residents Bill and Claudia Walkenbach won $130.6 million on a Powerball ticket purchased from the same store in which Wehrle bought his ticket.
“$4,000,000 Cash Spectacular” is a $20 game with a top prize of $4 million and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $20 to $250,000.