November 10, 2005
St. Joseph Mom Wins Trip To Vegas
A St. Joseph woman recently uncovered a tax-paid trip for two to Las Vegas on a Missouri Lottery "$100,000 Ticket To Vegas" Scratchers ticket. Rebecca "Becky" Ritzinger, 33, said she isn’t sure who she will take on the trip with her.
Ritzinger, who is an appliance repair technician and a mother of five children, said she couldn’t believe what she saw when she scratched off the winning ticket.
"I stopped in to buy breakfast, and I decided to buy one ticket," Ritzinger said when she redeemed her winning on Nov. 9 at the Kansas City regional lottery office. "I didn’t scratch if off until that evening. I thought I was looking at it wrong."
She purchased her winning ticket at Speedy’s Store, 2728 Messanie St. in St. Joseph.
"$100,000 Ticket to Vegas," a $5 game, officially went on sale July 30.