2014-07-15 10:52:25.417

Montgomery City Couple Banks $75,000 Prize

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Kimberly and Vincent Pavia have very little spare time. They spend all day caring for the RV park they operate near Montgomery City, but on occasion, Kimberly will buy a Missouri Lottery ticket. She located the first top prize in the “St. Louis Cardinals®” Scratchers game one day last week. She texted a picture of the $75,000 win to her husband while he was trying to fish.

“My phone was blowing up; I’m fishing. Finally, I said, ‘That’s enough,’” recalled Vincent. “I text back, ‘Hey girls, you’re burning up my phone. I’m trying to fish here.’ I put my phone back in my pocket and didn’t even look at the message.”

Kimberly got through a while later and enticed him to look at the photo. Vincent didn’t believe her.

“Is this for real?” he asked, claiming that Kimberly tried to trick him before, a charge she denied.

“Someone came to the park and had one of those fake tickets,” she asserted. 

She just enjoys playing the games, but she was pleased to find such a large prize. The couple plans to pay for a family vacation later this year and bank the rest. They are already looking forward to their retirement and a chance to travel.

“I like to fish, she likes the beach, so we plan on having a fifth wheel (RV),” said Vincent. “I’m going to be one of those long guys. I’ll have my truck, the fifth wheel and then a boat behind that.”

Kimberly said she’ll continue to play the Lottery, admitting that she’s purchased tickets since the win.

“Keep playing,” she said.

“Can’t win if you don’t play,” added Vincent.
St. Louis Cardinals®” is a $5 game that officially began March 10. More than $4 million in prizes, including two top prizes, remain in the game. Additionally, players can instantly win prizes of 2015 St. Louis Cardinals season tickets or merchandise prize packs.


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