2005-09-20 13:24:25.0

Mexico Woman Uncovers $300,050 Instantly

Story Photo A customer service representative from Mexico recently won a life-changing amount of money when she uncovered a $300,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. Stephanie Williams, 32, said she had previously bought a $10 ticket from the new "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" Scratchers game and won $15. On Sept. 16, she took that ticket to Petro Mart, 1109 E. Liberty in Mexico, to redeem her prize, and she bought one $10 ticket from the "$300,000 Big Money" game and one $5 ticket from the "$100,000 Ticket to Vegas" game. She won a $50 prize on the $5 ticket, and she won a $300,000 prize on the $10 ticket. "I still can’t believe it," said Williams, when she claimed her prize on Sept. 19 at the Lottery office in Jefferson City. "I keep rubbing myself to see if it is real; I’ve never had this much money." Williams, who works for Brookstone in Mexico, said she plans to use her prize money to buy a house and some furniture to complete it. She said she will probably buy a car, too. ?$300,000 Big Money,? a $10 game, officially went on sale May 14.

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