Jewell Resident Reels In $10,000 Top Prize
Although he didn't catch a big gator like Troy and Jacob Landry
of the hit reality series Swamp People, William Griffeth
did catch a big prize. The Jewell resident purchased a $2
Choot 'Em® instant scratch ticket Monday evening, winning a $10,000
"I stopped and purchased a Choot 'Em ticket before going to a
volunteer firefighter meeting Monday evening," explained
Griffeth. "When I realized I had won $10,000, I whooped and
hollered. Everyone in the meeting teased me about taking my
ticket and claiming it themselves."
Griffeth said he had a hard time sleeping that night knowing he
had a ticket worth $10,000 lying in his safe.
"Since we live in a small town, everyone knew how much I had
won," said Griffeth. "We also live right off a highway.
Knowing I had a big ticket in the house made me a little
After hearing the good news Griffeth's wife Melanie said, "I
didn't believe him when he told me how much he had won. I had
to see the ticket myself. I even got up a couple times in the
middle of the night to look at it. When we told his
84-year-old mom, she about fainted when we told her we won
The Griffeths, who have been married eight years, plan to
purchase a newer truck with their winnings. He purchased his
winning ticket at Jewell Grocery, located at 320 Delaware in