May 6, 2003
NURSE'S AIDE WINS $100,000 INSTANTLY
A stop for coffee before work brought a St. Louis woman $100,000 cash. Ida Calvin, 58, of St. Louis (63120*) said she went into Energy 1315 Phillips 66, 1409 Chambers Road in St. Louis, on April 30 for coffee and while she was there, she decided to buy one $5 Scratchers ticket from the Missouri Lottery’s “Big Money” instant game. That ticket ended up being worth $100,000.
“I was shocked,” she said. “I just bought one (ticket)!”
Calvin, who is a nurse’s aide, said she plans to use her winnings to buy a house.
"Big Money," a $5 Scratchers game, officially went on sale April 26.
* winner’s zip code to help media determine coverage area