2005-08-09 16:23:55.497

Triple Diamonds Are a Steele Woman's Best Friend

A Steele woman’s husband proved that diamonds really are a girl’s best friend when he gave her a "Triple Diamonds" Scratchers ticket that turned out to be worth $30,000. Jamie Murphy, 27, said her husband has been buying her one ticket from the "Triple Diamonds" Scratchers game each Friday when he cashes his paycheck because, as Murphy explained, "diamonds are a girl’s best friend." A couple of weeks ago, she won $6 in the game, so when she stopped at Jim’s Grocery on Aug. 6, she redeemed the $6 prize and used it to buy three more of the $2 tickets. One ticket turned out to be worth $2, and another ticket turned out to be worth the top prize of $30,000.
"We’re thrilled to death," said Murphy, a home health aide, when she claimed her prize on Aug. 8.
Murphy said she and her husband, Danny, plan to use the prize money to pay off some bills, go shopping for school clothes and supplies for her stepdaughter and take a trip to Tennessee to see her father.
"Triple Diamonds," a $2 game, officially went on sale May 14.

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