2017-10-13 10:03:22.107

St. Louis Woman Celebrates Anniversary with 'Big Money'

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What better way to celebrate two-plus decades of marriage than by winning a $100,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket?  That’s how events unfolded for Reneice Worth of St. Louis, who on her 24th wedding anniversary, uncovered the first of five top prizes on a “Big Money” Scratchers ticket.

“I bought it, just doing something because it was my anniversary,” Worth shared. “I never buy these tickets!

“My sister and my mom and my nephew, they always buy tickets. So on my way to my sister’s house, I stopped and purchased a ticket and went to her house and said, ‘Hey, let’s scratch this ticket and see what I win.’ So she was scratching it off, and we were screaming about the first scratch-off, because she said, ‘Oh, you won $5,000!’ And I’m like, ‘What? You’re kidding! Stop playing with me!’”

But the scratching wasn’t done, and neither was the winning. By the time the rest of the ticket’s prizes had been revealed, Worth found herself looking at an anniversary present worth $100,000.

“I still don’t believe it,” she said.

Worth bought her winning ticket at Huck’s Food Store, 3500 Patterson Road in Florissant, where the customer in front of her may have unknowingly also had a hand in her big win.

“The lady was just opening up this pack (of tickets) for someone else in line, so I just said, ‘Yeah, I’ll take one of those, too.’”

“Big Money” is a $5 ticket that went on sale Sept. 25. The game offers more than $11.5 million in remaining prizes – including four more top prizes of $100,000.  Remaining prizes for all Scratchers games can be tracked at MOLottery.com.

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