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December 16, 2010

Food and Fuel Leads Kennett Woman to 'Frosty Fortune'

Story Photo While some people have sugar plums dancing through their heads this holiday season, a Kennett woman, who literally slept on $25,000, has dollar signs on her mind.  Laura Harmon, 32, said she stashed her winning Missouri Lottery “Frosty Fortune” Scratchers ticket under her pillow to “keep it safe” until she was able to claim the top prize at one of the Lottery’s regional offices.

The mother of two uncovered the prize after stopping for gasoline and groceries at Huck’s Food and Fuel, 506 St. Francis St., in Kennett.

“I scratched the ticket in my truck, and I was in total shock,” Harmon began.  “I took it right back into the store to check it.”

After confirmation that the ticket held a $25,000 prize, Harmon called her family to share the news.

“I couldn’t get a hold of my mom,” she started.  “So, I called my sister next, and I was really emotional.  She could tell, so she told me to stop by where she worked to come in to relax and calm down.”

The first-time Lottery winner plans to “pay bills and Christmas shop” with the windfall.

“It’s a wonderful feeling!” she added.

"Frosty Fortune," a $2 game with a top prize of $25,000, officially began on Oct. 23.

Non-winning “Frosty Fortune” Scratchers tickets can be entered in the "Hi-Tech Holiday" promotion for a chance to win a $15,000 hi-tech makeover, cash and Scratchers tickets.      

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