2014-11-21 21:02:31.03

Springfield Woman Wins $50,000 Holly Jolly Jackpot

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A Springfield woman was “feeling lucky” and took a chance on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. That feeling led to a $50,000 prize and plans for a new truck. Leslie Arnold, 52, purchased the winning “Holly Jolly Jackpot” ticket at Fast ‘n Friendly, 2341 W. Division St., in Springfield.

“I just felt like it was lucky for me that day,” said Arnold. “I buy Scratchers once in a while, when I feel lucky.”

She said she felt good about “Playing It Forward” when she buys Lottery tickets.

“I’ve got grandkids in school,” she explained. She plans to “pay it forward” with her children, too.

“I’ve got three children, and I’m going to give them a little money to put propane in their tanks.”

Arnold has her eye on a truck her brother owns. She came close to buying it on a previous Lottery win.

“Last year, he bought me a Scratchers ticket on my birthday, and I won $5,000,” she recalled.

Her brother didn’t want to take all the money she had won that time, but Arnold figures there is enough in this win to talk him out of the vehicle.

“Keep playing,” she encouraged others.

Holly Jolly Jackpot” is a $3 game that officially began Oct. 19. The top prize in the game is $50,000, of which three remain in the game. Non-winning holiday-themed Scratchers are eligible for entry in the “Hollywood Holiday” second-chance promotion, where players have the chance to win one of four once-in-a-lifetime vacations to Hollywood and other prizes.


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