2005-04-07 15:07:18.0

Mexico Custodian Cleans Up $50,000

Story Photo A custodian at McMillian Elementary School in Mexico cleaned up by winning the $50,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Crossword" Scratchers ticket. Rusty O’Connor, 43, said he bought his winning ticket in early March, when he stopped at Abel’s Quik Shop, 503 W. Monroe in Mexico, for gasoline. "We’ll remodel the house and fix up a couple of vehicles," said O’Connor. "We’ll put the rest in a retirement fund." T he Missouri Lottery’s $3 "Crossword" game officially started Nov. 20, 2004.

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