July 8, 2004
Kansas City Woman Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize
A physical therapy technician from Kansas City (64128*) plans to pay off her daughter?s car and buy a treadmill after she uncovered a $30,000 top prize in the Missouri Lottery’s new ?Triple Money Bags" Scratchers game. Debra Osborn, 49, said she stopped at Phillips 66-Independence, 11109 E. 23rd St. in Independence, on July 4 to buy cigarettes and a lottery ticket on her way to work.
?I got to work and everything was chaotic, so I went outside to scratch the ticket and see if it would brighten my day any,? Osborn said. ?I couldn?t believe what I saw. I had a co-worker look, too. She started to cry, but I just think I was in shock.?
In addition to paying off her daughter?s car and buying the treadmill, she said she also plans to pay some bills and put some in the bank for herself and her grandchildren.
"Triple Money Bags," a $2 Scratchers game, officially began on Jan. 31.
* Winner’s zip code to help media determine coverage area