2017-02-28 09:40:54.983

Laddonia Woman Thinks She's Dreaming After $50,000 Win

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On Feb. 19, Jennifer Fife of Laddonia walked into Abel’s Quik Shop to cash in some Scratchers tickets. She used $48 of her winnings to buy some more of her favorite Scratchers tickets, including three “Buried Treasure” tickets, but she had no idea one of them would reveal a $50,000 top prize.

“I went out to my car and scratched all three ‘Buried Treasure’ tickets,” said Fife. “I looked down and couldn’t believe it. I thought, ‘I am dreaming. This doesn’t happen to me.’ The most I have ever won is $1,000.”

Fife called her sister on the way home. She later showed both her sister and mother the actual winning ticket. But it was Fife’s father who accompanied her to Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City to claim her prize.
“I still haven’t seen the actual ticket!” he laughed.

Fife wants to use some of her winnings to send to her brother’s and sister’s kids to help them prepare for their futures. But her aunt wishes she would spend some on herself.

“My aunt wants me to get a new car and shoes,” said Fife. “But I want to pay off some bills first.”

Fife purchased her winning Scratchers ticket at Abel’s Quik Shop, 3066 S. Clark St., in Mexico. She later had her ticket scanned at another Abel’s Quik Shop in Bowling Green.

Buried Treasure” is a $3 Scratchers ticket introduced on Dec. 27 offering more than $8 million in prizes. After Fife’s win, only three of the five $50,000 top prizes remain.


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