January 17, 2007
Brunswick Waitress Serves Up $30,000 Lottery Prize
A 50-year-old Brunswick waitress served herself right when her Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket turned out to be worth $30,000. Dorothy Ousley said she made her daily stop at Casey’s, 805 E. Broadway in Brunswick, on Jan. 16 to buy a Diet Coke and a couple of Lottery tickets after work. She bought two $2 tickets from the "Triple Dough" game, took them home to "scratch" and ended up winning one of the game’s $30,000 top prizes.
"I’m going to put most of it in an IRA, and I’m going to get new carpet," said Ousley, when she claimed her prize at the Jefferson City Lottery office on Jan. 17.
Ousley, who is a waitress at Sherry’s Home Cooking in Brunswick, teased her boss, restaurant owner Sherry, who made the trek to Jefferson City with Ousley to claim her prize.
"I’ll keep working at Sherry’s," Ousley teased.
In addition to an individual retirement account and new carpet to replace her 28-year-old carpet, Ousley also said she was taking Sherry, Ousley’s brother and Ousley’s sister - who all traveled with her to claim her prize - out to lunch on Jan. 17.
The $2 Scratchers game, "Triple Dough," officially began on Dec. 6.