2016-03-25 11:29:17.307

Eldridge Auctioneer Lands $100,000 Prize

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No bidding wars here. While running errands in Lebanon on March 22, Ronald Waterman, an auctioneer at Waterman Auction Services, purchased a “$100 Million Cash Bonanza” Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. The decision resulted in a $100,000 prize.

“I was in town to pick up a part for a pickup truck and just stopped in to buy a ticket,” began Waterman, while claiming his prize on March 24.

A regular Lottery player, Waterman, 61, bought three Scratchers tickets while at Twin Oaks 1 Stop, 1130 Lynn Street, in Lebanon. Waterman waited to play his tickets until he returned home to Eldridge. When he matched one of the first numbers on the “$100 Million Cash Bonanza” ticket for a $10,000 prize, he handed the ticket to his wife.

“She started scratching and hit another $10,000. Then she started freaking out,” recalled the winner. “She said, ‘I think we won $60,000,’ and I told her to keep looking, there’s still more to scratch.”

By the time Waterman and his wife uncovered the entire ticket, they had matched 10 numbers, all of which had a $10,000 prize. With his six-figure prize, the great-grandfather is looking forward to making some repairs at his farm. Waterman is also dedicating a portion towards an annual vacation with his wife to Guatemala in the fall.

Before leaving Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City, Waterman said that he enjoys playing all Lottery games, and that he plans to continue playing.

“Nobody should overplay or overspend, though,” he advised.

$100 Million Cash Bonanza” is a $20 Scratchers ticket that was officially introduced on Aug. 4, 2014. With prizes ranging from $20 to $4 million, “$100 Million Cash Bonanza” has more than $63 million in prizes remaining, including three $4 million top prizes. More information about all Missouri Lottery Scratchers and Draw Games can be found at MOLottery.com. 

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