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June 15, 2010

Birthdays Lead Pleasant Hill Woman to $62,038 Win

audio icon A Pleasant Hill woman has her entire family, including the family dog, to thank for her $62,038 Missouri Lottery win on Lucky Dough.  Marla Largent, 48, played a combination of her husband’s, children’s and dog’s birthdays to win the jackpot from the June 4 drawing. 

Largent, a bartender at American Legion, 499 S. 7 Highway in Blue Springs, said she almost didn’t play Lucky Dough the day she won, but at the last minute, she filled in for a co-worker.

"I was cashing in a ticket for someone and saw the screen and saw my first of three numbers come up," she began.  "I knew I had two bucks.  Then, I saw the second line come in, and I said, ’All right, $5.’"           

After the third line was revealed, she believed she won $20

"If the last number comes in, I think I have $200," she added.

Largent was in luck; she matched the last number, too. 

"I didn’t believe it," she shared.

The first-time Lottery winner immediately "sent a picture of the little Keno screen to my husband that said $62,000."           

Even with picture proof, her husband also didn’t believe the news.  It took a few days, but the win is finally "starting to sink in."

When asked about plans for the windfall, Largent said she would buy trees to plant in her yard and put the rest into a retirement fund. 

Lucky Dough, which officially began on March 2, 2009, is played much like tic-tac-toe.  The more lines you match, the more you win.  The game is played at more than 1,000 social environments with liquor-by-the-drink licenses with drawings held every five minutes from 5 a.m. to 1:50 a.m.  It offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $10,000 and continues to grow until someone wins it.

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