2006-12-18 11:10:30.45

St. Joseph Woman Wins $25,000

Story Photo A St. Joseph woman uncovered a $25,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery "Season’s Greetings" Scratchers ticket. Debbie Mason, 52, purchased her winning ticket at Shop & Hop, 6101 N. Belt Highway in St. Joseph, on Dec. 16, when she stopped for a "Coke."
"I told the clerk, ’Be sure to give me a winner,’" she mused, when she purchased just one Lottery ticket.
When Mason uncovered the $25,000 prize later at home, she couldn’t believe her eyes.
Mason, who is a steel buyer for Varco Pruden Building in St. Joseph, said since she is already done with her Christmas shopping, she plans to put the money in the bank until she’s "in a calmer state of mind."
"Season’s Greetings," a $2 game, officially started on Oct. 28.

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