Melanie McNulty of Marshall considered herself lucky for having won $250 on Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets back on Valentine’s Day of 2011. It was the beginning of what she hoped would be a winning streak when she decided to buy Scratchers tickets again this Valentine’s Day. It was a good decision, based on the $20,000 prize her “$100,000 Payday Bonus” game revealed.
“This time, it was in the back of my head that I was kind of lucky last year,” she said of her new Valentine’s Day routine.
She purchased the ticket at Casey’s, 1267 Odell Ave in Marshall, but when she scratched it off at her home later that night, she wasn’t sure if she could trust what she was seeing.
“I thought, ‘I better have someone look at this,’” she laughed.
With her win confirmed at Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City, McNulty, 49, said she plans to use her prize money to pay off the remainder of her house and credit card debt.
“$100,000 Payday Bonus” is a $5 game that officially started July 2, 2011, and offers a top prize of $100,000. Remaining prizes for all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games can be found at Molottery.com.