May 14, 2001
HOLDEN MAN UNCOVERS $100,000
A 38-year-old home builder from Holden uncovered a $100,000 prize on May 8 playing the Missouri Lottery. Jeffrey "Scott" Rockwell, 38, said he had taken his wife, Page, to Harrisonville to pick up her new pre-owned car before she went to work in Lenexa, Kan. They drove across the street from the dealership to Texaco Star Mart to buy gas for the car, when Rockwell also decided to buy two "Casino Nights" instant tickets. When he scratched the tickets off at home that night, one turned out to be worth $100,000.
"We’ve been talking about a little vacation with the kids," Rockwell told Lottery officials when he claimed his prize.
Rockwell, who is a partner in Rockwell Construction, said they will also put some money down on their new house, and they will probably put some away for their two children’s college education.
"Casino Nights," the Lottery’s 351st Scratchers game, officially went on sale on April 3.