April 11, 2012

Breakfast Stop Results in Full Stomach and Fat Wallet

Story Photo audio icon Patricia Moran of Albany will finally be able to trade in her 1990 Oldsmobile for a newer model, thanks to a penchant for a sausage and egg biscuit and an impulse decision to purchase some Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. When the soon-to-be 70-year-old stopped for breakfast at Casey’s General Store, 1202 N. Hundley St. in Albany, she also tried her luck on two “Bingo Gold” tickets, one of which coincidentally held a $55,558 top prize.
It wasn’t until claiming her prize at a Lottery office in early April that Moran realized one of her tickets held a top prize.
“I thought that I won $3,000,” Moran revealed. “I didn’t know it was that big until I got here today.”
The retired certified nursing assistant said the windfall “will help out a lot.” In addition to purchasing a vehicle, she intends to share the winnings with her 14 grandchildren.
“And I have a great grandbaby coming up in September,” she beamed. “I thank God and my husband. I lost my husband 14 months ago, and I just thank him.”
Bingo Gold,"  a $3 game with a top prize of $55,558, officially started on Feb. 22.            

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