2004-03-02 09:15:00.0

Mexico Woman Wins $9,125 Playing Granddaughter's Birthday

Story Photo A Mexico woman is putting some cash in her only granddaughter’s savings account after she used four numbers from her birthday to win $9,125 in Pick 4. Becky Poindexter, 48, said she has been playing the numbers 8, 1, 0, 3 in Pick 4 ever since her granddaughter was born last August. On Feb. 28, those numbers came up and Poindexter won $6,000 with a $1 straight ticket and $3,125 with a $1 exact order straight/box ticket. "I’ll put $1,250 in a savings account for my granddaughter," she said. Poindexter said she also plans to pay off some debt and make some car payments with the prize money. Poindexter, who works in the cake line at Dawn Food Products Inc., bought her winning tickets at Break Time, 1411 W. Monroe in Mexico. Pick 4 is a daily Numbers game that offers players a chance to win up to $6,000 by picking four numbers between 0 and 9. Players can also allow the computer to generate four numbers randomly for them.

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