2008-02-26 18:05:10.017

Berryville, Ark., Woman Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo A Berryville, Ark., woman is looking forward to retirement again after she won $10,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" Scratchers game.  Louise Rakestraw, 68, purchased her winning ticket on Feb. 22 at Carr Lane Country Store, 8845 State Highway 86 W. in Shell Knob.
Rakestraw said she started working again last year to help pay off a loan she had taken out to make some home repairs.  Now after winning the $10,000, she plans to go back into retirement.
"I thought it just had to be $10," Rakestraw said when she claimed her prize on Feb. 26.  "I finished scratching the ticket, and then I looked at the prize again and saw I hadn’t finished scratching off the prize.  I couldn’t believe it."
The $20 "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" Scratchers game, which officially began on Jan. 26, offers four top prizes of $4 million and 16 prizes of $1 million.

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