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October 2, 2012

Nevada Man Claims $50,000 Lottery Prize

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A spur of the moment decision led a Nevada man to a $50,000 Missouri Lottery prize. When Ollen “Dale” Pitts stopped for gasoline at Rickets Southside Plaza, Highway B and Quail Road in Nevada, a “Bonus Word Crossword” Scratchers ticket caught his eye. As luck and fate would have it, the 59-year-old uncovered a top prize. 

“I thought I won $500,” Pitts recalled. “I had my wife (Shelley) look at the ticket. She started counting the numbers. She said, ‘I believe there’s more than that on there.’” 

The grandparents-of-five and recent retirees plan to share their windfall with their family.

Bonus Word Crossword,” a $3 game with a top prize of $50,000, officially started on Aug. 27.

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