St. Louis Man Wins Fantastic 5's Jackpot
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What game did you win and how much did you win?
Fantastic 5’s instant ticket - $100,000
Where did you purchase the winning ticket?
Trading Post in Collinsville, Ill.
What were your initial thoughts?
I scratched the first game and saw I won $10,000. Then I scratched the second game and saw I won $20,000. I started to scratch the third game and saw the Fantastic 5 symbol and realized I had won $70,000. I finished scratching and realized I won the jackpot. I couldn’t believe it – I was a nervous wreck!
Who did you talk to first, after finding out you won?
I was at work and I called my wife, but I wouldn’t tell her how much I won. I told her she had to see for herself. When I showed her the ticket we hugged and kissed and celebrated.
What do you plan to do with your winnings?
My wife and I are going to take a vacation to celebrate. I’m also going to use the winnings to pay for our daughter’s wedding next summer.
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