Springfield Man Wins Eclipse Scratchers Game

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Springfield man who says he only plays the Missouri lottery occasionally, walks away with one of the top prizes in a scratchers game.

The state lottery says Johnny Treese scratched off an Eclipse Cash ticket at a Springfield Kum n Go, and won $82,117.   But at first, Treese thought he’d won $20,000 and excitedly called his wife.

“I scratched the bottom two numbers and saw $20,000,” Treese said. “So then I stopped scratching to call my wife and tell her I had just won $20,000.”

After the call, Treese finished scratching off the ticket and found out the prize was much larger.

In a Missouri Lottery news release, Treese says he and his wife don’t have any immediate plans for the money, but they do hope to do something fun as a family in the future.

There are still two more top prizes of $82,117 out there.  The prize amount reflects the date of the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21.

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