Bryan Boudria of Sullivan recently spent some time in Columbia and uncovered a $2 million Missouri Lottery prize while there. Boudria was enrolled in a program at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, and he admitted to playing a few Scatchers games during his down time. He bought a “Mega MONOPOLY™” Scratchers ticket at Moser’s Discount Foods, 4840 N. Highway 763 in Columbia, and uncovered the $2 million top prize in the store.
“I had won on a few other tickets,” Boudria began. “So, I had another $10 in my hand, and I popped in the MONOPOLY. I started scratching it and hit $2 million. I was like, ‘I’ve gotta get out of here!’”
Boudria shared the news with his brother, Russ, who accompanied him to Lottery headquarters the next day. The two laughed and joked as Boudria talked about his plans for the windfall.
“I’m going to invest it,” he said. “If I do it right, I should be able to live off the interest without even touching the capital.”
It’s a big change for Boudria, who joked about “resigning” from his part-time job. He’s recovering from a series of challenges in 2013, and 2014 is already looking a whole lot better.
“I’m going to give it a good go,” he said. “I’d like to do some good things with it, help some people who may need help.”
“Mega MONOPOLY™” is a $10 game that officially began Aug. 29, 2009. Boudria claimed the final top prize available in the game. A new “MONOPOLY Jackpot” game is available featuring a “Collect and Win” second-chance promotion.