2016-11-03 13:36:29.623

Father Gifts Son $50,000 Scratchers Ticket

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When Jason Fox of Joplin asked his dad to come over and help move a washer and dryer, he didn’t expect his father to bring him two “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets as a belated birthday gift. Neither the father nor the son expected to uncover a $50,000 prize, either.

“It all happened this morning. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind,” said Fox, while claiming his prize at the Lottery’s Springfield regional office on Oct. 28. “I scratched off a ‘coin’ symbol and thought it would be a nice prize. We were both pretty shocked to see $50,000.”

Fox, 34, plans to treat his father to a nice dinner with part of the $50,000 prize. He’s also looking forward to paying some bills and saving a good portion, as well.

Fox’s father purchased the winning “Golden Ticket” from Casey’s General Store, 701 E. Main St., in Carterville.

Introduced on Jan. 25 in celebration of the Lottery’s 30th anniversary, “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” is the first $30 Scratchers ticket offered by the Missouri Lottery with more than $238 million in total prizes remaining. An accompanying second-chance promotion offers players additional chances to win cash for entering their non-winning “Golden Tickets” into their My Lottery Players Club account. Visit MOLottery.com for complete details about all available promotions. 

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