2005-09-16 12:49:28.0

Doniphan Grandma Finds $20,000 Prize In New Cash Spectacular Game

Story Photo A Doniphan grandma won a $20,000 prize just in time for her grandchildren’s birthdays. Shirley Watson, 58, said she uncovered the prize in the Missouri Lottery’s "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" Scratchers game at a great time, since all nine of her grandchildren have birthdays in the next two months. "It couldn’t have come at a better time," said Watson. Watson purchased her winning ticket on Sept. 13, when she and her husband, Jack, stopped at Doniphan Quick Connection in Doniphan. She bought three tickets from the new $10 game, and the winning ticket was the third one. But this isn’t the first big prize that Watson has uncovered. Two years ago, she won $100,000 on a Scratchers ticket. She said she gave some of that prize to her family, remodeled their house and paid bills. The new "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" game, which officially started on Sept. 10, has the highest payout in the Lottery’s history and offers more than $102.5 million in cash prizes, including 10 top prizes of $1 million. More than 75.14 percent of the $10 game’s sales will be returned to players as prizes. For more information about the Missouri Lottery’s new "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" game, visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com.

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