JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 12, 2019 – An honest mistake has yielded a $100,000 Missouri Lottery prize for David Patterson Jr. The Pevely resident and his girlfriend were running errands on New Year’s Eve when Patterson requested that they stop at the gas station they typically buy Scratchers ticket.
“She drove past the (gas station) I wanted to go to,” said Patterson. “Instead of turning around, I just told her to stop at the next one we passed.”
When they came across I-55 Motor Plaza, 1707 Highway Z in Pevely, Patterson went inside in search of one of his favorite $5 tickets, “$100,000 Money Vault Multiplier.”
“I got this ticket and two other $5 tickets from their vending machine,” recalled Patterson, who played a portion of his “Multiplier” ticket while at the store, matching one number.