February 25, 2000
HIGGINSVILLE WOMAN WINS BIG MONEY
A 34-year-old woman from Higginsville uncovered a $100,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket on Wednesday while getting some groceries with her mom. Tammy Wood said she and her mom stopped in Buck’s Country Mart in Higginsville Wednesday night to buy some eggs, bread and other items. While there, Wood’s "hand itched," which made her think about buying a lottery ticket.
"I told my mom that my hand was itching and that I had better go buy a lottery ticket," Wood said. Wood explained a superstitious belief of an itch means you are going to come into some money.
Wood purchased one $3 "Big Money" ticket and one $1 "Pot O’ Gold" ticket. She scratched them both off at the store and discovered that the "Big Money" ticket was worth the top prize of $100,000.
Wood said she plans to share some of her good fortune with other family members. She also plans to put a down payment on a house, pay off her car and save some money for retirement.
"Big Money" officially went on sale Feb. 12.