Guy needed change, now he’s $100K richer

Man bought $100,000 lotto ticket seeking change for $100 bill

By Daniel Uria   |  Sept. 20, 2017 at 2:20 PM

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A Missouri man bought a winning lottery ticket worth $100,000 while attempting to break down a $100 bill.Photo by Pung/

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Missouri man got more than he bargained for when he bought a winning lottery ticket while attempting to break a $100 bill.

Brandon Eaton from Grant City bought the $20 scratch-off ticket to win $100,000 while seeking change for the large bill at a Country Corner convenience store on Sept. 10.

"I had a $100 bill that I needed to break down, and all I was buying was a pop, so I bought that ticket," he said.

The windfall came at a particularly opportune time for Grant, who is preparing to get married next month.

"She was pretty excited," Eaton said of his fiancee. "We're getting married here in about 25 days, so it helps a lot."