2008-10-27 07:44:13.213

Iberia Woman Wins $10,000 Prize Instantly

Story Photo An Iberia woman has been smiling ever since she discovered she won $10,000 on a Missouri Lottery ’’4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza’’ Scratchers ticket.  Stephanie Shelter, 34, of Iberia purchased her winning ticket from Jiffy Stop, 389 Highway 42 in Kaiser, on Oct. 23.

According to Shelter, a first-time Lottery winner, the recent win was a huge surprise. 

’’I screamed when I scratched off my ticket,’’ said Shelter.  ’’I am so excited.  I just can’t stop smiling!’’

Shelter, a mother of seven, plans to purchase new furniture and pay off bills with the prize money.

’’I haven’t told my kids that I’ve won yet,’’ said Shelter.  ’’I’m excited to surprise them with new furniture.’’

’’4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza,’’ a $20 Scratchers game with a top prize of $4 million, officially began on Jan. 26.

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