A Missouri Lottery player won the first $100,000 top prize on a “$100,000 Jackpot” Scratchers ticket after purchasing the new game ticket at 7th Heaven convenience store, 104 West Helm Street in Brookfield.
The Missouri Lottery reports after the man uncovered a prize on the first number, he knew it was a winner. But he didn’t realize how much he’d won until he revealed the rest of the ticket. So he continued with the scratch-offs.
“100,000 Jackpot” is a $5 game that features prizes from $5 up to $100,000. It currently has over $13.9 million in unclaimed prizes, including four more top prizes of $100,000 and three additional prizes of $25,000.
In the fiscal year 2021, players in Linn County won more than $2.7 million in Missouri Lottery prizes. Retailers received more than $270,000 in commissions. More than $736,000 in Lottery proceeds went to education programs in Linn county including Brookfield, Bucklin, Linn County, Marceline, and Meadville.
All Missouri Lottery offices are open – by appointment only – for claims of $600 or more.
The name of the individual with the winning ticket was not released by lottery officials.