2005-01-12 14:28:34.0

Versailles Man Gobbles Up $3,000

Story Photo A Versailles turkey loader will start the New Year with an extra $3,000 in his pocket after he uncovered the prize on a "24 Karat Cash" Scratchers ticket on Jan 9. Cecil Woodsmall, 39, said he stopped in Jiffy Stop in Versailles to buy some gas and lottery tickets, and later scratched the $3,000 winning ticket in his car. "I told everybody at work, and they said I’m just too lucky at winning the lottery," said Woodsmall, who works for Howard’s Turkey Service. Woodsmall said he has won several $100 prizes in the past year playing Scratchers. At the time of his win, Woodsmall said he planned to use the money to pay bills. "24 Karat Cash," a $2 game, officially went on sale Dec. 8.

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