April 28, 2005
Fulton Housekeeping Supervisor Cleans Up $30,000 in Fast Cash
A 49-year-old housekeeping supervisor for the Biggs Maximum Security Forensic Center in Fulton won a $30,000 top prize in the Missouri Lottery’s "Fast $50’s" Scratchers game. Ernest "Ernie" Bell, Fulton, said he had $2 left in his pocket, so he bought one $2 ticket, when he stopped at Break Time, 1405 N. Bluff St., in Fulton on April 23. The ticket turned out to be worth $30,000.
"I’ll probably buy a used or new metal detector," he said. "It’s just always something I have wanted to get."
Bell and his wife, Kim, said they also plan to spend some of the prize money for their daughter’s wedding in September. Kim Bell works as a 911 supervisor for the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department and the Fulton Police Department.
?Fast $50’s,? a $2 game, officially went on sale Dec. 8, 2004.