2014-11-03 15:32:17.857

Mid-Missouri Couple Gifted With $20,000 Lottery Ticket

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A Roach couple is celebrating a Missouri Lottery win thanks to a birthday gift. For his birthday on Oct. 30, Leo Klamerus received a card in the mail from a cousin in St. Louis. Contained in the card was a Lottery “Silver and Gold” Scratchers ticket. The ticket ended up becoming the best birthday gift Leo had ever received, yielding a $20,000 second-tier prize. The winning ticket was purchased at On The Run, 10500 Natural Bridge Road, in St. Louis.
Being the doting husband that he is, Klamerus gave the ticket to his wife, Janet Klamerus, so that she could have the fun of playing.

“I was standing at the kitchen island scratching off the ticket with a nickel and started to check my numbers,” described Janet. “I matched the number 13 and told him that we won some money, and he didn’t believe me,” said Janet with a laugh. “When I said, ‘We won $20,000,’ he got up and came over real quick!”
Leo was not quick to believe their good fortune, either. In fact, while the couple of 31 years were claiming their prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Jefferson City, Leo admitted that he was still having trouble believing their luck.
“I’ve never had a gift that was this good!”
After going out for a celebratory dinner, Janet is planning to do some remodeling around the house, including some bathroom updates.
As for the cousin who gifted the winning ticket to Leo, he claims that she is now his “absolute favorite cousin.”

Silver and Gold” is a $5 Scratchers ticket introduced on Sept. 8. The game currently offers more than $10 million in prizes, including five $100,000 top prizes. Search all Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets and prize amounts at MOLottery.com. 


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