2008-02-27 14:46:19.097

St. Charles Man Uncovers Top Lottery Prize

Story Photo Thomas Thompson, St. Charles, is $50,000 richer after uncovering the top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Crossword" Scratchers ticket.  Thompson, 26, bought the winning ticket on Feb. 15 at Frontier Foods, 2871 Highway 94 in St. Charles.
"We didn’t know how much it was," Thompson said.  "We had to keep checking it.  We thought it was $5,000 at first."
Thompson might use some of his prize money to buy a new car.
"Crossword," a $3 Scratchers game, officially began on Sept. 1, 2007.

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