2016-11-21 13:00:05.58

Election Day Brings $100,000 Win

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Nov. 8 was a big day for any American; it was Election Day. As Carl Hampton, 55, of Ellington went out to place his vote during his lunch break, he decided to stop at the local Town and Country Supermarket to pick up his favorite Scratchers ticket. He didn’t know it would change the course of his day.

“I stopped in to buy a “Black Pearls” Scratchers ticket before going to vote,” said Hampton, recalling he has had some luck playing before. “I play this ticket a lot and have won a couple times. I won $200 awhile back.”

As soon as he scratched his “Black Pearls” ticket, Hampton realized he had just won $100,000. He immediately told a friend and then his boss so he could head up to the Lottery’s St. Louis regional office to claim his winnings right away.

“My boss asked me if I was coming back tomorrow,” laughed Hampton who works as a local landscaper.
Hampton said his biggest win playing the Lottery was $500, but this tops them all.

“This is going to be quite the blessing,” he said.
Hampton plans to use the $100,000 to first fix up his “place,” mentioning he will “start with that.” He also made plans to finish what he had started to do that day and go vote.
Hampton purchased his winning ticket at Town and Country Supermarket, 335 Trimmer Lane, in Ellington.

A $5 Scratchers game, “Black Pearls” was introduced on Feb. 29. Offering players prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000, the game currently has more than $4.5 million in remaining prizes. More information about all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games can be found at MOLottery.com.


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