December 28, 2006
Urbana Woman Wins $5,400 Playing Pick 3
An Urbana woman is $5,400 richer after her three lucky numbers came up in the Missouri Lottery’s Pick 3 evening drawing on Dec. 19. Betty Crook said she occasionally plays the birth month and year of her husband, Leslie, who passed away in July. On Dec. 19, those numbers - 5, 2 and 8 - were drawn, and she had purchased nine tickets with those numbers to win $5,400.
"I about fainted," she said, recalling looking at the winning numbers on the Lottery’s Web site. "This is a blessing to me."
Crook purchased her winning ticket at Bullseye, 300 S. Dallas in Urbana.
Pick 3 is a twice-daily Numbers Game that allows players a chance to win up to $600.