2009-05-12 16:53:56.083

Stover Man Spells Way to $50,000 Win

Story Photo audio icon Everett Cable of Stover likes to play the Missouri Lottery "Crossword" Scratchers tickets because "it takes a little while to lose."  While scratching a ticket at his home on May 10, the 59-year-old Tyson employee discovered that they can also be winners.  Cable uncovered a top prize of $50,000. 
"Well, I checked and rechecked, and double-checked," recalled Cable.  "Then when everybody got home, they all checked it.  We checked it every which direction." 
Cable purchased the winning ticket at Temp Stop, Highway 52 in Stover.  He has won other small prizes before, and he even scratched his way on to the Missouri Lottery "Fun Fortune" TV game show that ran between 1996 and 2002.  Although those wins were nice, the big money has escaped Cable, until now. 
"I always told myself that if I won big, I would buy myself a new vehicle," said Cable.  "The rest will probably go in the bank." 
Cable indicated that he enjoyed spending his free time fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks, but his johnboat was just fine, and he didn’t have any needs beyond a new Chevy truck.
"I don’t need any of those big boats or nothing," continued Cable.  "If I win $100 million or something, maybe I’ll think about retiring." 
"Crossword" is a $3 game that officially began on Feb. 28.  Players spell words to win prizes, and can win up to $50,000 by uncovering 11 words.  Several top prizes remain in the game.

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