2017-01-26 08:41:20.893

KC Resident Wants to 'Be a Blessing' With $100,000 Win

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“This is all just so surreal. This is crazy.” That’s how Steven Cannon of Kansas City described the experience of winning $100,000 with the Missouri Lottery. In fact, a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket purchase wasn’t on the mind of Cannon, 26, when he visited a grocery store to return a DVD rental on Jan. 16.

“Something about that ticket was screaming my name,” said Cannon.

Before purchasing a “Jackpot Riches” ticket, though, Cannon remembered a recent win at a different Lottery retail location.

“I had won $50 on a Scratchers at a Price Chopper, so I wanted to try there again,” said Cannon, who then drove to Price Chopper, 8700 E. 63rd St. in Kansas City, to purchase a “Jackpot Riches” Scratchers ticket.

“I was at home when I played it,” said the father-of-two. “I was just scratching it off and about fell over. I almost pinched my face off because I thought I was dreaming.”

A regular player of the Lottery’s bingo-inspired Scratchers tickets, Cannon said his $100,000 prize will encourage him to try different Scratchers games when he plays in the future.

“I got to get my kids into a different living situation first, though,” said Cannon, adding that he plans to move his small family to a different Kansas City neighborhood with his prize.

“I want to do good by people, too. If I can go be a blessing to somebody, then that’s what I’m going to try and do,” said the Kansas City resident. “You all were a blessing to me, so I just want to show the love back to people.”
Cannon claimed one of four $100,000 top prizes available in the “Jackpot Riches” game. The $5 ticket features four games on each ticket, and currently has more than $4.6 million in total prizes remaining, including 200 prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.  

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