Jimmy and Jan Dial of Gravois Mills start most mornings with breakfast at Chances R Restaurant and Lounge in Laurie. Jimmy bought a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket on the morning May 19 that added some spice to their eggs – a $100,000 prize.
“I poked my buddy who was eating with us and asked, ‘Does this say what I think it does?’” recalled Dial.
His friend didn’t think he was funny. That didn’t bother the Dials, who said they intend to share some of the windfall with their children.
Dial said he was a regular player. He chose the “$100K Payday” Scratchers ticket because it was new.
“$100K Payday” is a $5 game that officially began May 19. Dial claimed the first top prize in the game. More than $12 million in prizes, including five top prizes, remain in the game. Chances R is located at 310 S. Main St. in Laurie.