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Shell Knob man switches it up, wins $100,000 Lottery scratcher

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A change of routine led a Shell Knob resident to a $100,000 Missouri Lottery prize.

According to the Missouri Lottery, William Davis stopped at White Oak Station, located at 1225 Ridgedale Road in Ridgedale, before going to work.

But instead of purchasing the $5 and $10 Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets he usually buys, Davis chose a $20 game —- “$5 Million Big Money.”

He scratched the ticket in his truck and uncovered a $100,000 prize.

“It blew me away. I was speechless,” Davis told Lottery officials. “I’ve never known anyone to win the huge money.”

Once it sank in that he had won, he shared the good news with his family via a Facebook chat. Davis summed it up with a simple, “Wow, it is real!”

According to Missouri Lottery, more than $18.3 million in unclaimed prizes remain in the “$5,000,000 Big Money” Scratchers game. All current Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets can be scanned on the lottery’s mobile app and on Check-A-Ticket machines at retail to determine if a ticket is a winner.

In the most recent fiscal year, players in Taney County, where the winning ticket was sold, won more than $11.5 million in Missouri Lottery prizes, according to Missouri Lottery. Retailers received more than $1 million in commissions and bonuses, and an additional $1.5 million went to education programs in the county.

He bought the winning ticket in Ridgedale

Check your Missouri Lottery Powerball tickets before you are $50,000 too late

Purchased at Casey’s, 2604 North Rangeline, the drawing was held on January 8, the deadline to claim prize is July 6

by: Shannon Becker

Posted: Jun 16, 2020 / 12:30 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 17, 2020 / 09:54 PM CDT

JOPLIN, Mo. — A tipster reminded us there is an unclaimed prize from a Missouri Lottery Powerball ticket purchased in Joplin.

The Powerball ticket was purchased at Casey’s, 2604 North Rangeline, the drawing was held on January 8, 2020. The deadline to claim your prize is July 6, 2020.

It’s $50,000.

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Those winning numbers are:

49 – 53 – 57 – 59 – 62
PB: 26 PP: 2

Empty your drawers and check your pockets! You could have a winning ticket waiting to be claimed.

Note: Any prize money that is unclaimed 180 days after the draw date of a ticket’s last winning play will go to benefit Missouri public education. Read more at their website by clicking here.

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