2014-09-17 16:36:43.44

Chance Occurrence Lands Lottery Player $100,000

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A Granite City, Illinois, man is celebrating what would normally be considered a nuisance after winning $100,000. While running errands in St. Louis on Sept. 10, K. Mathis noticed that his vehicle was starting to overheat. Mathis pulled into the nearest convenience store to give his truck a few minutes to cool down. To pass the time, Mathis purchased some Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. One of those Scratchers tickets, “Silver & Gold,” contained a $100,000 top prize.
Mathis purchased his winning Scratchers ticket at Riverview Motomart, 11005 Riverview Drive, in St. Louis. His win marks the first $100,000 top prize won on the new Scratchers ticket.
While playing his ticket, Mathis was astounded to see one of the first numbers he matched was worth $20,000. His shock would continue as he uncovered four additional number pairings with $20,000 prizes.
“My wife still doesn’t believe I won,” Mathis joked when claiming his prize at the Missouri Lottery St. Louis office on Sept. 11. Mathis’ wife wasn’t the only one in disbelief, as he had not fully realized his luck and good fortune, either.

Mathis is looking forward to paying some bills and saving money, but he was most excited to have financial stability after being unemployed for a short period. Early next year, Mathis will begin nursing school and said that the win would help out with tuition and supplies necessary for his studies.

Silver & Gold” is one of the newest Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets offering more than $14 million in total cash prizes. Mathis won the first of six $100,000 top prizes just two days after the $5 ticket was introduced on Sept. 8. Track all remaining prizes and jackpots for all Missouri Lottery games at MOLottery.com.

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