Troy Missouri man wins over $100K in “New Melle Miracle” raffle

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NEW MELLE, MO (KPLR) - It's being called the “New Melle Miracle” and one lucky man is walking walk away with over $136,000.

The Queen of Hearts raffle had been growing for 48 weeks since last summer at the VFW Post 5651 until Wednesday night.

When the drawing was held, thousands were at the VFW post for a chance to win big money.

The winner was a single father, Joshua Links from Troy, Missouri; he didn't want to go on camera but did donated $250 from his winnings to the VFW post.