2003-12-01 09:19:58.0

Warsaw Woman Wins $10,000 Instantly

Story Photo The manager of Fast Break in Warsaw got a lucky break when she uncovered a $10,000 prize in the Missouri Lottery’s "$300,000 Payout" Scratchers game. Debra Cox, 44, said on Nov. 28, she got off work at Fast Break, left for awhile and came back to buy gasoline for her car. After she paid and was leaving the store, she felt a $10 bill in her pocket, so she went back and told the cashier, "Roy, I feel an urge." She bought one $10 ticket from the game called "$300,000 Payout," and she scratched it off in her car. To her surprise, it was worth $10,000. "I went back in the store and asked Roy to look at it," she said. "Then my knees went weak, and I fell into the chip stand. I just shook and cried." Cox said she plans to use the winnings to pay a couple of bills and help her grown daughter. She will put the remainder in the bank. "$300,000 Payout," a $10 Scratchers game, officially went on sale March 29.

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