Man wins $3 million Missouri Lottery prize -

Man wins $3 million Missouri Lottery prize

RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A Russellville man has claimed a $3 million Missouri Lottery prize.

Lottery officials say 45-year-old Roger Schnieders bought the "$200,000 A Year for Life" scratcher ticket at a Casey's General Store in Jefferson City on Sept. 28.

Schnieders says he frequently stops at the store and buys lottery tickets. He says when he first scratched off the winning prize, he had to sit and stare at it for awhile.

Schnieders says rather than take the $200,000 a year, he chose the lump sum of $3 million before taxes.

He says he'll buy his son who's about to go to college a car and possibly buy some land. But he plans to keep his job at the Missouri Office of Administration until he can retire.


Information from: The Jefferson City News Tribune

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