A Columbia woman who likes to play Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets recently uncovered a $10,000 Lottery prize. Betty Coleman, 61, said she has a regular stop for Scratchers tickets, but noted that she often has better luck when she spreads her purchases around. She bought this $10,000 winning “$1,000,000 Classic Cash” Scratchers ticket at Petro Mart, 2200 W. Ash St., in Columbia.
“I just went in, and I bought $15 worth,” began Coleman. “I bought one of these and a $5 one.”
Coleman added that her favorite Scratchers game is the $5 game, “$100,000 Cash Blowout,” but that she can play more expensive games when she wins a little, which happens frequently.
“I can usually win on that,” she said about the “$100,000 Cash Blowout” game. “Once in a while, when the Powerball gets big, then I buy some of those. I’ve hit $1,000 several times and $500. And I hit $100 all the time.”
It was $100 that Coleman expected to win when she uncovered the “win all” symbol on the “$1,000,000 Classic Cash” game.
“So I scratched the first one off, and I thought sure it would be $5, because it always is,” she recalled. “And, I had to look several times, because it said $500. So, I hurried up and scratched the other ones off, and they all said $500.”
Plans for the windfall were unclear. Coleman, who runs Betty’s Babies Daycare out of her home, said she would probably just “bank” the prize money. She said she would save for a visit to her favorite place, Las Vegas.
Her granddaughter, Payton, accompanied Coleman to Jefferson City to claim her prize on Aug. 2 and had high hopes for school shopping.
“She definitely wants some new school clothes,” surmised Coleman, noting Payton’s wide smile.
And that was in the plan for when they left Lottery headquarters that day, along with more Scratchers tickets.
“I was hoping I’d hit another big one to bring with me,” she joked.
“$1,000,000 Classic Cash” is a $10 game that officially began Jan. 2. The game features four top prizes of $1 million, of which, three remain. Track prizes remaining for any Missouri Lottery Scratchers game here at MOLottery.com.