One satisfied customer walked out of a St. Louis grocery store $50,000 richer on March 24, thanks to a decision to try her luck on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. Kelly Speckert, 46, of St. Louis spent $3 on a “Bonus Crossword” ticket and snagged herself one of only eight top prizes available in the game. Speckert bought the winning ticket at Shop ‘n Save, 7057 Chippewa St., in St. Louis.
“Bonus Crossword” officially started on Oct. 14, 2013. To date, more than $6.2 million in prizes have been awarded in the game. Track remaining prizes on this game, and all other Scratchers games, at MOLottery.com.