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2014-08-11 15:20:49.303

De Soto Couple Win $50,000 Top-Prize

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 David and Charity Emigh, both of De Soto, won the first top prize on one of the newest Scratchers games offered by the Missouri Lottery, “Diamond Dollars.” The couple purchased their winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1900 N. Main Street in De Soto, while getting gas for their lawn equipment.
 
“I had picked up my wife from work, and I needed to fill up my gas can for the lawn mower,” began David. “She had a $6 winner; she likes to play the crossword games. I went in to pay for my gas and had the gal give me another $3 crossword and a $3 “Diamond Dollars.”
 
The couple waited until they got home to scratch their tickets,
 
“We were just shocked when we found out that it was the top prize,” said David. “I was pretty calm about it, but my wife was hysterical. She came off the couch and was jumping around. She reacted a lot more than I did,” laughed David. “I was just shocked; I just couldn’t believe it.”
 
After revealing their top prize, the couple went back to the Casey’s General Store where they purchased their ticket to get a photograph with the retailer who sold them the ticket.
 
The husband and wife plan to make some financial investments with a portion of their winnings and do a few renovations to their house. They may also plan a vacation.

David added that he’s hoping to continue a two-year birthday tradition with the Missouri Lottery. For his birthday in 2013, David bought a Scratchers ticket that was worth $100. For his birthday this past July, he purchased another ticket that ended up being worth the same amount.
 
Diamond Dollars” is a $3 Scratchers game that officially began on June 23, and currently has over $5.5 million in prizes remaining. Track all remaining Missouri Lottery Scratchers prizes at MOLottery.com.

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