November 27, 2007
Edgar Springs Student Uncovers $5,000 Prize
Alexa Wood, Edgar Springs, had beginner’s luck when she uncovered $5,000 on a Missouri Lottery "Crossword" ticket – the first Lottery ticket she ever bought. Wood, 18, bought the winning ticket at Rolla Motomart, 119 Howard Johnson Dr. in Rolla, on Nov. 16, just two weeks after her 18th birthday.
"It’s exciting and shocking," Wood said of her win. "I didn’t believe it."
Wood, a junior at Newburg High School, doesn’t yet have any plans for her prize money.
," a $3 game, officially began on Sept. 1.