2008-08-26 16:57:34.973

Jefferson City Woman Uncovers $30,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo A Jefferson City woman is $30,000 richer after uncovering the top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Fast $50’s” Scratchers ticket.  Antoinette Sandoval, 36, bought her lucky ticket on Aug. 21, at Bee Line Snack Shop, 1100 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City.

Sandoval bought two $2 Scratchers tickets when she stopped at Bee Line Snack Shop.  She took the tickets home and scratched them, and she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the $30,000 top prize on one of the tickets.  Sandoval had her nephew’s girlfriend double-check the ticket and then took it back to the gas station to have it checked by the clerk.

“I went back home and kept the ticket very close,” Sandoval said.  “I screamed when I got home.”

Sandoval, a stay-at-home mom, said she plans to use her prize money to pay off bills and to save for school for her five children.  She’s also considering purchasing a truck.

Fast $50’s,” a $2 game, officially began on Jan. 26.

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