Diana Johnson, a hair stylist from Raytown, told her husband, Dale, not to buy her anything this year for Valentine’s Day. She wanted to trim their budget and save some money for a vacation. But on Feb. 14, her decision to purchase a Missouri Lottery “Caesars” Scratchers ticket may be the highlight of her year. Johnson’s ticket revealed a free Las Vegas vacation. She and her husband have never visited Vegas, but now they can decide when to schedule their trip.
“The tough part will be getting vacation time to take the trip,” Johnson, 44, stated.
Johnson says she and her husband, a sheet metal worker, are both self-employed and finding a good time to get away may be a challenge. But she said the free vacation “came at a great time.”
Johnson purchased her winning ticket at Quik Trip, 8733 E. 63rd St., in Kansas City.
“Caesars” is a $5 Scratchers ticket with a top prize of $100,000 and 25 chances to win a four day, deluxe vacation for two to Las Vegas. The vacation prize features round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations, $1,000 in spending cash and ground transportation to and from the airport.