November 15, 2007
Canton Woman Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize
A Canton woman said she plans to go overboard for Christmas this year after she won the top prize of $100,000 on Nov. 11 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers game "Deal or No Deal." Donna Queen, 59, purchased her winning ticket at Ayerco, U.S. Highway 61 in Alexandria.
"I couldn’t believe it," Queen said. "I thought, ’This can’t be right.’ I asked the cashier to check it. I started crying. I still can’t believe it. I’m in shock."
In addition to buying more Christmas presents for her family, Queen, who works as an assistant manager at Caseys in Canton, said she and her husband, Donald Queen Sr., plan to use her winnings to pay bills.
"Deal or No Deal
," a $5 ticket, officially began on Sept. 1.