2016-07-14 14:53:50.263

Troy Man Wins $20,000 Lottery Prize

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An early morning stop for coffee and donuts turned into much more for one Troy man after he added Missouri Lottery tickets to his purchase. Charles Hunter, 36, explained that he wanted to try the new games available at Casey’s General Store, 620 E. Cherry St., in Troy. He bought two $5 tickets and a $20 “$5,000,000 Big Money” Scratchers ticket. He revealed a $20,000 prize on the $20 ticket in the store parking lot.

“I got out of the truck and went in to thank the cashier,” said Hunter. “I showed her the ticket and told her, ‘Thank you.’”

He didn’t waste any time claiming his prize at the St. Louis Lottery office. Hunter bought the ticket on July 1 and claimed it a few hours later. He said the prize money would come in handy for an upcoming vacation from Bodine Aluminum, Inc.

“Put some in the bank and probably go on a trip,” said Hunter. “We’re thinking about going to Florida and visiting family.”

That’s a popular idea with his wife, Beth, and their four children. Hunter might invest some of the winnings in another chance to win.

“I bought three Mega Millions this morning,” he said. “Waiting on the winnings for it.”

$5,000,000 Big Money” is a $20 game that officially began May 31. The game features a top prize of $5 million.


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