January 18, 2002
GREEN RIDGE MAN TURNS $3 INTO $100,000
Though he is not a magician, a Green Ridge man turned $3 into $100,000. Randy Doane, 36, bought one $3 Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket from the game "Safari Survival" when he stopped in Break Time, 2701 S. Limit in Sedalia, last night to get tobacco. When he scratched the ticket’s latex covering while in his car in the parking lot, he could hardly believe his eyes. "I never thought it would happen to me," Doane told Lottery officials when he claimed his prize today in Jefferson City. Doane and his wife, Pam, said they plan to use the money to pay bills, buy a new pickup truck and buy a new diamond for Pam’s wedding ring. They plan to buy their two young sons a couple of new video games for their Play Station. Randy Doane is a chemical supplier for American Chemicals in Knob Noster, and Pam Doane is the county clerk for Pettis County. "Safari Survival," which went on sale Oct. 20, offers players 16 chances to win cash prizes up to $100,000 and travel vouchers worth $2,000 in travel and $500 cash to take their very own ’Survivor’ trip to a location of their choice.