January 11, 2008
Philadelphia Woman Wins $25,000 Lottery Prize
A Philadelphia woman celebrated Christmas a little early after she won $25,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers game "5X Lucky." Stacy Foster, 32, said she purchased her winning ticket at Pick-A-Dilly Quik Stop, 618 S. Main St. in Palmyra, sometime just before Christmas, but waited to redeem it on Jan. 11.
"I wanted the kids to be back in school before I made the trip down here," said Foster, a homemaker and mother of four children.
Foster said she hid the winning ticket in a clock in her home until she could redeem it.
"I kept checking to make sure it was there," she said. Foster said she plans to use the prize money to pay some bills and to start a house fund for a "bigger home."
a $2 game, officially began on Sept. 1.