Zvolanek said on New Year’s Eve, he stopped at MPI, 2885 E. Chestnut Expressway in Springfield, to buy gas. While there he redeemed a $10 winning "Moneybags" ticket from a previous purchase, and he asked the clerk to give him five more of the $1 "Moneybags" tickets and $5 in cash. He scratched the five tickets when he got home and discovered one was worth $10,000.
"My wife was recently laid off, so money was getting tight," said Zvolanek, who works at Riback Supply in Springfield.
"Moneybags," a $1 Scratchers game, officially went on sale Dec. 25.
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