2005-06-10 15:49:06.0

Phone Number Lucky For Palmyra Woman

Story Photo A Palmyra woman is $3,125 richer after playing Pick 4 the evening of June 7 with the last four digits of her mother-in-law’s telephone number.   Ellen Mallory, 75, said she has been playing the same numbers--3, 0, 9 and 2--as long as she can remember.  She was watching the lottery drawings on television when she discovered she was a winner.  She later went back to the retail location where she purchased the winning ticket--Abel’s Quick Shop at the Main & Main Cross in Palmyra--to double-check the ticket. 

Mallory, who is a medical aid at Blankenship Care Center for the Handicapped in Palmyra, and her husband, Floyd, said they plan to use the money to pay for a trip to Des Moines, Iowa, to visit some family and enjoy the rest with their children and grandchildren. 

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.

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