June 17, 2002
PUMP & PANTRY STILL PUMPING OUT WINNERS
Star Pump & Pantry in Sarcoxie has sold its third big winning Missouri Lottery ticket during the past month. On Sunday - Father’s Day, William "Bill" Greathouse bought a few "Triple Cash" Scratchers tickets when he stopped in the store. When he scratched off one of his tickets, he discovered it was worth $9,000.
"I had a funny fit, and I am still having it today," said Greathouse, who is the father of seven grown children.
Greathouse said he plans to use the prize money to pay for health insurance.
In addition to Greathouse’s winning ticket, James "J.T." Roberson, 30, won $30,000 on a "One-Eyed Jack" Scratchers ticket he purchased at Star Pump & Pantry on June 8. On May 18, Mike Deloney won a $100,000 Powerball prize with a ticket he purchased at the store.
"Triple Cash" is the 401st Scratchers game offered by the Missouri Lottery. The game officially went on sale Feb. 23.