May 20, 1999
NIXA WOMAN WINS $24,000 INSTANTLY
A 37-year-old Nixa woman scratched off a prize worth $2,000 a month for one year in the Missouri Lottery’s "Millennium Money" instant game. Linda Covington purchased her winning ticket worth $24,000 Monday evening, when she and her husband, Larry, stopped at Signal Food Store in Nixa to put gas in her car.
Covington, who is a mail processor and acting supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service in Springfield, said she plans to use the money to pay bills and "enjoy life."
"Millennium Money" is a new $2 game offered by the Missouri Lottery with a top prize of $2,000 a week for one year - $104,000. More than 63 percent of the game’s sales will be returned to players as prizes.
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