January 24, 2006
La Belle Woman Wins $5,000 Playing Crossword
A nurses’ aide from La Belle is $5,000 richer after she uncovered the cash prize on a Missouri Lottery "Crossword" Scratchers ticket. Ella Clay, 44, said she bought her winning ticket on Jan. 18 when she stopped at Casey’s, 301 State St. in La Belle.
Clay said she and her husband, Roy, plan to buy a new vehicle with the prize money.
"Crossword" is a $3 game that officially started on June 23, 2005.