2011-04-06 16:45:30.433

St. Louis Man Wins $50,000 Playing Crossword

A St. Louis man has cashed in on his penchant for playing crossword. Thomas Schmittgens, 58, purchased a $50,000 winning Missouri Lottery “Bonus Word Crossword” Scratchers ticket at 7-Eleven, 4328 Telegraph Road, in St. Louis. He claimed the top prize in the game at the St. Louis Lottery office on April 1.
Bonus Word Crossword” is a $3 game that officially began Feb. 5. The latest version of the popular Scratchers game features a top prize of $50,000. Players uncover letters to spell words and win prizes based on the number of words they spell. Seven top prizes, as well as millions in other prizes, remain to be found. Track prizes remaining for this and any Missouri Lottery Scratchers game here at

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