2015-01-09 08:19:08.037

Husband and Wife Celebrate Anniversary with Lottery Win

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A Rolla couple celebrated a wedding anniversary with a $250,000 Missouri Lottery win. Della Woolf and her husband, Lane, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Oct. 18, 2014. Three days later, Della purchased a “Season’s Greetings” Scratchers ticket from Kroger, 605 W. Fourth St., in Rolla.
Woolf, who purchases Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets every so often, said that she chose the “Season’s Greetings” ticket because, at the time, it was a brand new game. 

“I was in my car when I scratched the ticket. I was in such shock and disbelief; I couldn’t move for a while,” joked the mother of four, while claiming the prize at Lottery headquarters on Jan. 9.

Woolf’s reaction of disbelief was mirrored by her husband when she arrived home. After uncovering her prize, Woolf immediately signed the back of the ticket and put it in a safety deposit box for safe keeping until they were ready to claim their prize.

The couple, who have five grandchildren, said they waited nearly two and a half months to claim their quarter-million-dollar prize to let the reality sink in and to plan out where the money would go. After enough time passed to deliberate, the couple has decided to purchase a house with their Lottery winnings.

Season’s Greetings” is a $10 holiday-themed Scratchers game that was introduced on Oct. 19. The game currently offers more than $3 million in prizes. Track all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games and remaining prize amounts at MOLottery.com.

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