Springfield Couple Wins $12,000 During Holiday Shopping Trip
A holiday shopping trip paid for itself when David Abels of Springfield won a $12,000 top prize from the Lottery's $2 scratch-off Talkin' Turkey.
"My wife and I stopped at a gas station on our way into town to do some Christmas shopping and bought three tickets," said Davis. "I handed her the tickets to scratch while I drove, and the next thing I knew she was telling me to pull over immediately because we had a winner."
Abels said he and his wife plan to use their winnings to purchase Christmas presents for their family.
He purchased his winning scratch-off from Energy Express on LA Highway 22 in Springfield.
Talkin' Turkey is a $2 game that features 10 chances to win on each ticket. The game has two $12,000 top prizes remaining as of Dec. 7.
Persons must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a Lottery ticket. Anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem are encouraged to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.