March 10, 2000
BOONVILLE WOMAN WINS $25,000 INSTANTLY
A Boonville woman can finish building her garage after scratching off the $25,000 top prize in the Missouri Lottery’s "Wheel of Fortune" instant game. Joyce Lawson, 51, said she redeemed a $2 winning ticket on Sunday and decided to use the $2 in winnings to buy one "Wheel of Fortune" ticket. That ticket turned out to be worth $25,000.
Lawson purchased her winning ticket at MO River Tire Company, Highway 179 in Boonville, on her way home from Columbia. She also is the manager of that store.
In addition to finishing her garage, Lawson said she plans to use some of the prize money to buy a new easy chair for her mom. She will also pay off some bills with the money.