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February 5, 2009

Hillsboro Family Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize, Twice

Winning the Lottery is very exciting and sometimes shocking, but what are the chances of having two different family members win $100,000 prizes on two different Scratchers tickets in one lifetime?  One Hillsboro family seems to be passing down good genes and good luck to their kin.  Christina Hubbard, 31, is the most recent Hubbard family member to win a $100,000 Missouri Lottery prize, but less than 10 years ago, her parents also claimed a prize for the same amount of money.

"When I told my parents that I won the Lottery, they just laughed in disbelief," revealed Hubbard.  "We were all numb at first.  I think we’re still in a state of shock."
   
According to Hubbard, she chooses to buy games based on whatever "catches" her eye that day.  On Jan. 28, Hubbard felt inclined to purchase a Missouri Lottery "Cash Explosion" Scratchers ticket, and it proved to be a decision that made her $100,000 richer.

Although Hubbard’s parents, Steve and Kathy, won the Lottery in 2001, Hubbard herself is a first-time Lottery winner.

"I don’t have any major plans for the prize money right now," began Hubbard.  "I will probably pay off my car and my brother’s car, buy some clothes, and I want to get satellite!"

Hubbard, an administrative assistant for a pharmaceutical company in St. Louis, purchased her winning ticket from Shop ’N Save, 1275 N. Truman Blvd. in Festus.

"Cash Explosion," a $5 Scratchers game with a top prize of $100,000, officially began on Jan. 14.





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