Sheila Phillips of St. James turned her love of Bingo into a $5,003 win with the purchase of a Missouri Lottery “Cash Line Bingo” Scratchers ticket on July 7.
“I used to go and play bingo all the time,” she explained. “And now I like to do the bingo tickets.”
After verifying her win at DJ’s Package & Sporting, 314 N. Jefferson in St. James, Phillips said she called her friend and fellow Scratchers enthusiast, Kim, to share the good news.
“She’s my scratching buddy. We go scratching on paydays a lot,” she laughed.
Still excited about her win, Phillips said she didn’t get any sleep that night. But the cook did make sure she worked her morning shift at Country Bob’s restaurant before heading to Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City to present her winning ticket for claim on July 8.
Phillips plans to “just catch up on some bills and help out my sister some” with her winnings.
“Cash Line Bingo” is a $3 game, which officially began on May 22. To date, five top prizes of $50,000 remain unclaimed.
Details on remaining prizes for all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games can be found on Molottery.com.