2003-07-07 15:53:17.0


Story Photo A Joplin homemaker who decided to make a quick stop for a soda and a Scratchers ticket ended up taking home $30,000 on Thursday.  Holly Nothnagle, 28, said she purchased the winning “$300,000 Casino Thrills” ticket at Super Stop, 1817 Washington in Seneca, and later scratched it off in her truck.

"My family thought it was a fake," she said when she collected her prize at the Springfield Lottery office on July 3.  “They made me swear I was telling them the truth.”

Nothnagle, who currently lives in a mobile home with her husband and two children, said they planned to use the money towards building a new home. 

“My kids are tired of sharing a room,” she said. 

"$300,000 Casino Thrills," a $10 Scratchers game, officially went on sale June 7.

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