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February 15, 2012

Rothville Woman Wins $20,000 On Her Way To Work

Story Photo Brandi Koechner of Rothville made a decision on the way to work on Feb. 14 that changed her day. She decided to stop for a “pop” at County Line Convenience, 322 W. Helm St. in Brookfield, and bought a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket concealing a $20,000 prize.    
   
“Believe it or not, I almost didn’t stop there this morning,” began Koechner. “The guy ahead of me bought three of them (tickets), and I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to try it.’ And the one I bought just happened to be the big one.”
   
Koechner, 32, purchased a “Lucky Gold” Scratchers ticket, her new “favorite.” She continued on to Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield and scratched the ticket in the parking lot, where she uncovered the $20,000 prize while talking to her mother on the phone.
   
“I went in and told my supervisor that I was leaving, so I could go cash it in,” she said.
   
Koechner and her mother, Brenda, then set out for Jefferson City to claim the prize. The two indicated that a shopping day in Columbia would follow. Other plans for the windfall include “paying off my vehicles” and “putting some back” for the future.
   
Koechner also plans to host a family barbecue this weekend to celebrate.
   
“It feels awesome,” she concluded.
   
Lucky Gold” is a $2 game that officially began Feb. 11. Koechner claimed the second top prize. Track prizes remaining for any Missouri Lottery Scratchers game here at Molottery.com. 

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