2008-02-19 08:14:27.053

St. Joseph Woman Wins Top Lottery Prize

Story Photo A St. Joseph woman is planning to begin looking for a house to buy after she won $100,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers game "$100,000 Blackjack."  Cindy Chipps, 53, purchased her winning ticket on Feb. 10 at Speedy Convenience, 2420 Frederick Ave. in St. Joseph.
"I feel like I’m going to wake up from this dream," Chipps said when she claimed her prize on Feb. 11.  "It’s so hard to believe."
Chipps said she and her husband, Jim, plan to use the money to find a "fixer-upper" house to remodel and make into their new home. 
The $5 game, "$100,000 Blackjack," officially began on Dec. 15, 2007.

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