December 30, 2002
MACON MAN UNCOVERS $24,000
A Macon man is bringing home the bacon after playing the Missouri Lottery’s “Solid Gold” Scratchers game.
Edward "Cookie" Minter, 43, said he bought one $2 "Solid Gold" Scratchers ticket at each of the Ice House locations in Macon on Dec. 27.
The next day, he scratched off the tickets and discovered one was worth $24,000.
Minter, who works as a mixer for Con Agra Foods in Macon, said he plans to use the windfall to pay bills.
"I’m about due for a new truck," he said.
"My van’s about had it."
Minter said in addition to this win, he also won approximately $8,200 by participating in two of the Lottery’s "Fun & Fortune" game show.
“Solid Gold,” a $2 Scratchers game, officially went on sale Sept. 14.