Gemeral Electric stock might be down, but a GE laborer from Slater, Missouri is feeling pretty good these days after winning $100,000 playing and winning the top prize in a “$100,000 Payday” scratch ticket.
“I scratched one ticket and didn’t win anything, so I waited a little while to scratch the other one,” said Leon Johnson, a first-time lottery winner. “I stopped to get gas and scratched the other ticket while sitting in my truck.”
It was at the gas station that Johnson learned he was $100,000 richer.
“I didn’t realize it right away,” revealed Johnson. “It took me about 10 minutes for the win to sink in.”
According to Johnson, he decided to purchase two “$100,000 Payday” tickets at City Pharmacy, in Slater, for one reason.
“I like to try the new games when they come out,” he said.
When asked about plans for the prize money, Johnson noted he intended to “pay off bills.”
“$100,000 Payday” is a $5 game with a top prize of $100,000, officially began on March 28.
Missouri, though, makes things even more interesting: Non-winning “$100,000 Payday” tickets can be entered in the Missouri Lottery’s “Get Cruisin'” promotion, which offers players a chance to win a backyard redesign, vehicles, cruises, cash and more.
So, next time I’m in St. Louis…. I’m buying a ticket.
GAMES WE PLAY:
Big jackpots this week all over the globe.
Here in the U.S., Mega Millions offers up a $65 million jackpot tonight, Apr. 7.
Powerball has a $143 million jackpot on Apr. 8.
And over in Europe, Euro Millions jackpots have rolled over twice to 41 million Euros, or about $55.2 million, U.S.
Good luck, players everywhere.
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