2014-11-10 08:33:45.05

$1 Million Scratchers Ticket Sold in Jasper

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The morning of Oct. 30 started like every other Thursday for Tony Neher and his son, Brian, both of Jasper. Brian, a student at Vatterott College, was getting ready to leave home when his father asked him if he would buy some Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets during his commute. As it turned out, one of those Scratchers tickets Brian purchased turned his father into an instant millionaire. The $1 million prize was won on a “Millionaire” Scratchers ticket purchased at Pump N Pete’s, 309 N. Sixth Street, in Jasper.
Before buying his father’s tickets, Brian had some success after purchasing some Lottery tickets of his own.
“I bought a couple of tickets and won $5 and decided to buy a couple more,” said Brian. “I won another $50, decided to buy just a few more and won another $100.”

Satisfied with his $150 prize, Brian purchased his father’s Scratchers tickets and, with his father’s permission, Brian scratched off those tickets as well.
“I matched the number 10 with one of the winning numbers, and the prize was $1 million,” exclaimed Brian. “I called dad to tell him, and he didn’t believe me. So I ran home to show him that his ticket was a $1 million winner, and he still didn’t believe me.”
It was not until after the father and son drove back to the retailer and had the clerk verify the Scratchers ticket that Tony started to believe that he was a new millionaire.

Since his son purchased the ticket, Tony chose to split the winnings with him. Both father and son have big plans for their respective shares of the $1 million windfall. Tony is planning on paying off the mortgage loan on his house and investing some of the winnings, while Brian is hoping to buy his own home and a newer vehicle.
Millionaire” is a $10 Scratchers ticket introduced on May 20, 2013. The ticket has more than $6 million in prizes remaining, including three $100,000 second-tier prizes. To learn more about the Lottery’s games and prizes, visit MOLottery.com.

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