August 9, 2004
Springfield Family Wins $21,000 on Two Tickets
Luck struck twice over the weekend for one Springfield family. Angie Addison, 35, said her husband, Kirk, won $1,000 on a Missouri Lottery "Sapphire Blue 7’s" Scratchers ticket he bought on Friday night, Aug. 6. The next morning, they went to the Lottery’s Springfield office to cash their prize. When they discovered the office wasn’t open, the Addisons stopped at Handy Food, 3905 W. Chesnut Expressway in Springfield, and Angie bought two Scratchers tickets from the "Silver and Gold" game.
"I don’t normally buy tickets," she said. But since her husband was lucky, she thought she would give it a try. One of her two tickets turned out to be worth $20,000 ? the game’s top prize.
"I just started crying," she said, recalling her winning moment when she scratched the latex off the tickets in their truck.
Addison, who works for Bass Pro Shop, said she and Kirk, a meat cutter for Gold Crown Food Distributors, plan to use the prize money to pay off all their debts.
"We have four kids, so we will use some money to buy school supplies and clothes," Angie said. "We’ll also put some back to use for Christmas."
"Silver & Gold," a $2 Scratchers game, officially began June 12.