When Victoria Howard walked into a Fast Lane store in Winfield to grab a quick drink, there was something about the display of Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets that drew her eye. Going with a hunch, she made her purchase and walked out holding a “Strike It Rich” ticket worth an enviable $100,000.
So, what drew her attention to that particular ticket?
“The number it was on,” she said, explaining her buying strategy of checking ticket numbers. “I like to get the beginning numbers and the end numbers.”
Though winning Scratchers tickets are randomly distributed throughout all packs of tickets printed for a particular game, Howard’s impulse to buy from the front of the roll paid off, and she is now trying to zero in what she will do with the unexpected cash flow.
One thing is for certain, though. When asked if she would continue to play Scratchers games, she replied with an enthusiastic “Oh, yeah!”
Remaining prizes for this game, and all Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets, can be viewed at MOLottery.com.