June 2, 2017

Morning Stop Goes Unplanned, Ends with $100,000 Win

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Pauline Trantham stopped at a local convenience store looking to get something to drink. But first, she purchased two Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. After a few scratches, she forgot all about getting that morning drink.

“I saw a dollar bill sign and it said $20,000, and I couldn’t believe it. I thought that’s all I won,” said the Springfield resident. “I was so excited I didn’t even finish scratching it. I took it straight to the cashier, and he said, ‘You won more than $20,000.’ Then he told me I won $100,000. It knocked the breath out of me.”

Trantham, who purchased the “$500 Madness” Scratchers ticket, was so stunned she called her friend, Betty, to pick her up and take her to the Lottery office in Springfield. She claimed her $100,000 prize within an hour of winning with her friend by her side.

“I’ve been praying for help and I have it now. I am going to pay off some debts, and I want to provide for my son,” said Trantham who cares for her son and his health fulltime. “We are going on a vacation and celebrating his 30th birthday. It will be a toss-up between Universal Studios or Sea World.”

Trantham said the second Scratchers ticket she bought is still unscratched and in her car. She purchased her Scratchers tickets at Kum & Go, 620 N. National Ave., in Springfield.
$500 Madness” is a $5 game that was released on April 24. This game is loaded with $500 prizes, but also features top prizes of $100,000.      


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