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2014-04-15 12:16:25.117

Play Ball: Hannibal Lottery Winner Scores Big

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It’s a good day to be a Missouri sports fan and an even better day to be a Missouri Lottery Scratchers player. Just ask Keith Morris of Hannibal, who walked into the Lottery’s St. Louis regional office on April 4 to redeem not one, but two, winning sports-themed Scratchers tickets.  Morris, 49, claimed the first $75,000 top prize on a “Kansas City Royals” Scratchers ticket, as well as a $5,000 prize on a “St. Louis Rams” ticket. Both were purchased – on different days – at Pick-A-Dilly, 1329 Mark Twain Ave., in Hannibal.

“I’m just a sports fanatic,” Morris responded, when asked what it was about those particular tickets that grabbed his attention.

As he replayed the moment he realized he’d hit the top prize on his Royals ticket, Morris shared that it all began when he uncovered the match for a $1,000 win.

“When I saw that, I reached over and grabbed my glasses,” he said, laughing as he remembered scratching the rest of the ticket and revealing even more prizes along the way. “It went on and on.”

“That’s two years closer to retirement,” he added about his unexpected pay day.

Remaining prizes for these games, along with all active Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets, can be viewed via the Lottery’s website or mobile app.

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