2012-08-15 16:41:03.82

Independence Woman Plans New Kitchen After Lottery Win

Story Photo Yvonne Neeley was about to start her shift on Aug. 7 at Price Chopper when she decided to purchase a Missouri Lottery Scratchers® ticket.  Neeley, 48, said the ticket “just caught my eye.”  Her eyes widened when she discovered the ticket was worth $88,000.

“I asked my co-worker to double-check the ticket because I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” confided Neeley.

Neely works at Price Chopper, located at 5800 Wilson Road, in Kansas City, where she purchased her winning “Power 8s” Scratchers ticket. After realizing she had won a small fortune, she called her husband, Roger.

“I told him to come pick it up,” she said, feeling it was safest for him to keep the ticket.

Neely, a mother of three children, plans to use her winnings to remodel her kitchen and purchase all new appliances.  She also intends to “keep on playing.”

Power 8s is a $5 ticket that offers a top prize of $88,000.

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