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2018-02-06 13:47:15.083

Florissant Woman Is $500,000 Richer After Lottery Win

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A Florissant woman is surprised that she won the top prize of $500,000 on a Missouri Lottery “Happy Holidays” Scratchers ticket. Antoinette Barnes purchased several Lottery Scratchers tickets on Jan. 2, but she didn’t expect to win a prize this large.

“I was scratching them at home during breakfast. When I saw all the numbers matching, I thought it was crazy,” she explained, after scratching the holiday-themed ticket. “Ho, ho, ho to me!”

Barnes purchased her winning ticket at QuikTrip, 150 Howdershell Drive, in Florissant.

Her daughter looked at the ticket later and confirmed that it was a winner, but Barnes still had doubts, so she called her husband.

“He said, ‘Download the Missouri Lottery app to see if it’s real,’” Barnes said.

The Missouri Lottery app is free and features the ability to get winning numbers, scan your ticket to see if it’s a winner, and a search for locating Lottery retailers, including maps.  The Missouri Lottery app can be downloaded through the App Store and Google Play. Simply search for Missouri Lottery.

Barnes doesn’t have any ideas for the windfall at this point and wants to plan carefully before she makes any decisions.

"Happy Holidays" is a $20 game that offers a top prize of $500,000. More than $3 million in prizes remain in the game.








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