2009-03-06 16:14:34.023

Gravois Mills Couple Takes Home $10,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo A stop for gas led a Gravois Mills couple to a $10,000 Lottery prize on one of the Missouri Lottery’s newest Scratchers games, "$200,000 A Year For Life."  Shawn Slape, 25, wanted to try his luck with the Lottery ticket, despite his fiancé’s objection.

"She didn’t want me to buy the ticket," revealed Slape.  "I think she’s glad I did though, because we ended up winning $10,000."

Slape’s fiancé, Chrissy Baker, said they both started "jumping up and down" after they scratched the ticket at their home on March 5.

"I thought it might be a fake ticket, but Shawn checked it several times to make sure," said Baker.

According to Slape and Baker, they plan to pay bills and start planning their wedding with the prize money.       

Slape also noted that the happy couple has one more thing to celebrate in addition to the Lottery win.

"We just found out we have a baby on the way, so we’re really excited right now about everything," declared Slape, a first-time Lottery winner.

The winning ticket was sold at Jiffy Stop, 1002 Highway O in Gravois Mills.

"$200,000 A Year For Life" is the Missouri Lottery’s second $20 Scratchers game.  The game, which officially began on Jan. 31, offers more than $76 million in prizes and a top prize of $200,000 a year for life.

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