July 31, 2000
JEFFERSON CITY WOMAN WINS $10,000
A Jefferson City woman got her vacation off to a good start by winning $10,000. Betty Cave, 40, said she and her husband, Gene, stopped at Fairground Plaza, 910 Fairground Plaza Road in Jefferson City, Saturday morning just after she got off work to start a two-week vacation, and Gene bought two "Bingo" tickets for her.
"I thought I won $300," Cave said. "I had taken the tickets home with me, and I even told Gene we would go out to eat or something special."
Cave said she didn’t know she won $10,000 until she took the ticket to a retail location later that day and attempted to redeem it.
Cave, who works for Cole County Residential Care Services, said she plans to use her winnings to pay a few bills and take a vacation to visit her sister in Indiana.