2008-01-22 16:28:54.53

Jefferson City Woman Wins $10,000 Instantly

Story Photo A Jefferson City woman is planning to buy a Ford Mustang after uncovering a $10,000 prize on the Missouri Lottery’s new $20 Scratchers game, "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza." 
Theresa Powell, 47, was with her niece and her niece’s boyfriend at BP, 718 W. Stadium Blvd. in Jefferson City, on Jan. 21.  Her niece’s boyfriend bought one "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" ticket and won $20.  He talked Powell into buying a ticket when he went back to cash his winning ticket for another $20 ticket.  Her niece’s boyfriend didn’t win anything on the second ticket, but Powell uncovered $10,000.
"I was pretty excited," Powell said.  "I just called a bunch of people to tell them."
In addition to looking for a different car, Powell plans to use some of her prize money to pay bills.
"4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza," the Lottery’s first $20 game, officially begins on Jan. 26.  It offers four top prizes of $4 million and 16 $1 million prizes.

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