April 12, 2016

Jefferson City Resident Comes Across $100,000 By Chance

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Clarence Beeman of Jefferson City enjoys playing Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets from time to time. When he does play, Beeman makes most of his Lottery purchases almost exclusively at Gerbes, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., in Jefferson City. However, while visiting the Gerbes location on April 8, Beeman didn’t immediately find the “$4,000,000 Payout” Scratchers game he wanted to play.

“When I went to the courtesy counter, they didn’t have the ‘$4,000,000 Payout,’ but I knew they had another dispenser on the other side of the store,” recalled the winner while claiming his prize later the same day.
Luckily for Beeman, 59, the second dispenser at the Gerbes location had the ticket he was looking for, which ended up paying out a $100,000 prize.

“I like to play and just get my money back. That’s all I was hoping for. I scratched all of my numbers off and matched number 28, and thought, ‘Well at least I got my $20 back.’”

To his amazement, the Jefferson City resident ended up winning much more than his $20 investment.

“I scratched off the number and saw three zeros. My heart got really excited. I had to look at it three times before I believed it. I was shaking so bad; I was so nervous,” continued Beeman.

Preoccupied with the excitement of his $100,000 win, the winner had yet to decide on what he would do with his prize. Beeman, who works in the power and automation technologies industry, is planning on retiring in the near future, and is hopeful that his prize will help him achieve the milestone.
$4,000,000 Payout” is a $20 Scratchers game that was officially introduced on Sept. 8, 2015. Beeman claimed one of 16 $100,000 prizes available in the game. The game currently offers more than $65 million in remaining prizes, including three $4 million top prizes. Remaining prize amounts for all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games can be tracked here at MOLottery.com. 

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