November 6, 2009
LaRussell Woman Wins $88,000 Top Prize
A LaRussell woman was "in shock" when she uncovered an $88,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Emerald Green 8’s" Scratchers ticket on Oct. 30. Karen White, 55, purchased the ticket at Kum & Go, 2577 High St. in Sarcoxie.
"I was sitting in my car, and I thought it was a joke," White revealed, when asked about how she discovered her ticket was a winner.
As for plans for the windfall, the first-time Lottery winner said she will "put it in the bank."
"Emerald Green 8’s
," a $5 game with a top prize of $88,000, officially began on July 18. The game has four top prizes, as well as thousands of $5 to $10,000 prizes, remaining in play.
The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $259 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, Special Education Excess Costs, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and Future Minority Teacher Scholarships.