June 4, 1999
DES PERES WOMAN PLANS TO HELP CARDINAL GLENNON WITH UNEXPECTED WINDFALL
A 52-year-old Des Peres woman who scratched off a top prize worth $2,000 a week for one year in the Missouri Lottery’s "Millennium Money" instant game plans to make a donation to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital with some of the windfall. Joyce Kaiser, a chaplain for the hospital, purchased her winning ticket worth $104,000 this afternoon, when she and her daughter stopped at Schnucks Market, 11945 Manchester in St. Louis, to do some grocery shopping.
Kaiser said she rarely ever buys lottery tickets, but her daughter, Susan, suggested they buy just one. So Kaiser purchased only one $1 "Millennium Money" instant ticket, and to her surprise, it was worth the $104,000 top prize.
"We just left the grocery cart," Kaiser said when she claimed her prize at the St. Louis Lottery office this afternoon. "Since we don’t buy tickets very often, we thought ’this just can’t be right.’"
Kaiser said though she hasn’t yet spoken with her husband about the win, she plans to use some of the money to take a family vacation and give a donation to Cardinal Glennon.
"This Sunday is Cardinal Glennon Sunday, and they’re going to get a big check from me," Kaiser said.
"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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