April 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri man who repeatedly hit $1,000 prizes on his favorite scratch-off lottery game finally hit the big one with a $100,000 prize.
Michael Hatch, of Liberty, told Missouri Lottery officials he likes the Triple Cash Crossword scratch-off tickets because he finds them "more satisfying" than other games.
Hatch said he was on a recent grocery outing when he dipped into a Pleasant Valley convenience store for lottery tickets.
"I'd bought some groceries, then I stopped at QuikTrip and bought some tickets," Hatch said.
Hatch said he scratched his tickets off at home and discovered one of them was a $100,000 top prize winner.
"I was in a state of shock for about an hour," Hatch recalled.
Hatch said it was his first top prize win, but the Triple Cash Crossword previously earned him multiple $1,000 prizes.