March 29, 2005
Eldon Woman Cleans Up $3,250
A housecleaner from Eldon was swept away when she discovered her Missouri Lottery Pick 4 ticket was worth $3,250. Erica Turpin, 25, said she doesn?t normally play Pick 4, but for some reason, she decided to buy a ticket on March 22. She let the computer select her winning numbers which were 9, 4, 5 and 4.
When asked what she planned to do with the windfall, Turpin said "spend it" and "have fun with it." Turpin, who is employed with Merry Maids, said she will probably buy some clothes and some toys for her two children.
Turpin purchased her winning ticket at Jiffy Stop in Eldon.
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.