BATES CITY, Mo. — One Missouri Lottery player is $3 million richer after winning the top prize on a “300X” scratchers game.

“I just scratched it off,” the winner explained. “And there it was.”

The player said he loves playing scratchers tickets and picked up the winning ticket while at a convenience store in Bates City, Missouri.

“I was in my car alone at the time,” he said. “It was just pretty shocking.”

He went on to say he was very calm at first, but the excitement set in later.