August 14, 2019

Favorite Ticket Spells $50,000 For Festus Woman

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Heather Govero enjoys the kinds of Scratchers tickets that take some time to scratch. In particular, she enjoys the crossword puzzle style of ticket, like the Missouri Lottery’s “10X Crossword” game.

Years ago, Govero won a $500 prize on a similar crossword ticket. Recently, she uncovered a prize one hundred times as big after buying several tickets at Zephyr Express, 2854 Hwy 67, in Festus.

“I bought ten of them,” Govero explained. “On about the third one, I just kept coming up with the letters. I called my husband and asked him to count the words. I told him, ‘I think I just won $50,000!’”

Govero’s suspicion was indeed correct, as her letters spelled out 11 words in the puzzle to win one of the game’s top prizes.

10X Crossword” is a $3 Scratchers ticket with more than $5.3 million in remaining prizes, including three more $50,000 top prizes.

In the most recent fiscal year, players in Jefferson County won more than $41.4 million in Missouri Lottery prizes. Retailers in the county received more than $3.1 million in the form of commissions and bonuses, and an additional $5.7 million went to educational programs in the county. For a detailed list of educational programs that benefited, visit MOLottery.com.

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