Every once in a while, Eric and Nicole Davis of Jefferson City like to purchase a book of Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. They decided to go for the $30 game, “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” on March 9.
“We were debating which ticket to get a book in,” said Nicole Davis. “He kept saying, ‘My gut is telling me to get the $30 book.’ And I didn’t want to be the one to pick the wrong one, so we got the $30 one. He was right.”
The Davises purchased the book of Scratchers tickets at Missouri Lottery Headquarters, 1823 Southridge Drive, in Jefferson City. Eric Davis started scratching off some tickets in the parking lot, but he wasn’t having any luck, so they ran into a local grocery store next door before continuing.
“I scratched a 10X $200 and just stopped scratching,” said Eric Davis.
“I told him he needed to keep going because the ticket still had more to scratch,” said Nicole Davis. “Then down at the bottom of it, there was another 10X $200.”
“I was happy, happy,” said Eric Davis, when he realized he had won $4,000.
In total, the Davises’ won $4,350 from the 20 Scratchers tickets they played, and it was just at the right time, too. They are planning their annual trip to Las Vegas to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary next month. Plus, Eric said this confirms his recent findings.
“I just did a heritage test and found out I have a little Irish in me,” said Eric Davis. “So this must be the luck of the Irish.”
“$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” began Jan. 25, 2016, and offers the largest Missouri Lottery Scratchers prize of $10 million.