2010-03-29 10:52:36.04

De Soto Woman Spells Way to $50,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo A De Soto woman put her spelling skills to the test on March 23.  Rachel Hannick, 27, uncovered a $50,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Crossword" Scratchers ticket.  Hannick purchased the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1900 N. Main St., in De Soto.

"Crossword," a $3 game with a top prize of $50,000, officially began on Feb. 27.  To date, 13 top prizes, as well as thousands of prizes ranging from $3 to $5,000, remain in play.

The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $200 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, Special Education Excess Costs and Vocational Technical Schools.

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