2008-01-15 14:55:11.79

Roach Woman Wins $5,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo A retired Roach woman is $5,000 richer after she won playing the Missouri Lottery’s new Scratchers game "Mega Fortune." Sandra Budz, 54, said she bought the Scratchers ticket on Jan. 12 at Jiffy Stop, 641 W. Highway 54 in Camdenton, when she stopped to purchase some gas.
"I didn’t scratch off the prizes at first, and I asked the clerk to tell me how much I won," Budz said. "When she told me that it said that I needed a claim form, I finished scratching off the ticket. I couldn’t believe it."
Budz said she went home and showed the ticket to her husband, Roy, and then called to tell her kids.
Budz said she and Roy plan to use their prize money to pay some bills and to put some of it away in investments.
The $5 game, "Mega Fortune," officially began on Jan.12.

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