JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced its first $100,000 winner Monday.
Jimmy Keene of Pelahatchie won playing the $100,000 Jackpot scratch-off game. MLC says he was on his way to work when he stopped at Hwy. 51 Chevron in Ridgeland. He asked his boss to check it to make sure he was seeing the amount correctly. His boss told him to immediately return to the store. The store associate told him to head to the lottery office. Jimmy called his wife Becky to tell her the news.
“’What’s the matter with you?’ I asked him, because he was breathless,” she said laughing. “He told me he won $100,000, and I told him to quit lying to me!”
They arrived at Mississippi Lottery Corporation headquarters to validate their winning ticket. Once they received their check, the two screamed and embraced in excitement.
Other players also got nice surprises.
A Greenwood woman stopped at Double Quick #21 in Greenwood to grab an energy drink on her way to work. While there, she also purchased the Triple 7s scratch-off game and won $20,000. The player chose to remain anonymous.
Carolyn Cleveland of Hickory stopped at Cefco #506 in Newton. She purchased the Happy Holidays, Y’all scratch-off game and won $2,000.