March 8, 2006
St. James Woman Finds $10,100 On Scratchers Tickets
A nurses’ aide from St. James is planning a trip to Arizona to see her daughter after she uncovered a $10,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery "$100,000 Texas Hold ’Em" Scratchers ticket on March 8. Cheryl Hooper, 32, said she bought $21 worth of Scratchers tickets when she stopped at Country Mart, 319 N. Jefferson in St. James. The first ticket she uncovered was the $10,000 winner; another ticket from the "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" Scratchers game turned out to be worth $100.
"I already got this perfume picked out that I’m going to get," said Hooper, who works at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.
Hooper said she also plans to put some money in the bank.
"$100,000 Texas Hold ’Em," a $5 Scratchers game, officially started Jan. 28.