January 27, 2004
St. Joseph Woman Wins Trip To Vegas
A routine stop for a pop and a Missouri Lottery ticket turned out to be worth a trip for two to Las Vegas and $500 cash for a St. Joseph woman. Linda Williams, 55, said she’s only been to Las Vegas once, about 16 years ago.
"This will be new," she said. "I’ve never flown before."
Williams, who is a supervisor for special education bus drivers for the St. Joseph school district, said she bought her winning ticket at Avenue 66, 2615 St. Joseph Ave. in St. Joseph. She said she buys a soft drink and a Missouri Lottery ticket there every morning.
Williams and her husband, Larry, hope to take their trip in April. Their only son and his wife may also go with them.
"$100,000 Vegas Money," a $5 Scratchers game, officially went on sale Aug. 23.