April 19, 2002
HOUSTONIA WOMAN FINDS $10,000 INSTANT PRIZE
An 83-year-old Houstonia woman is $10,000 richer after she uncovered the prize on a Missouri Lottery "Diamond Bingo" Scratchers ticket on Sunday. Mary Ann Cramer said she went to Break Time in Marshall Junction to redeem some lottery tickets and buy a couple tickets. While there she bought about 12 more Scratchers tickets. One of her "Diamond Bingo" tickets turned out to be worth $10,000.
I’ve won $250 before, but now this is the most," said Cramer.
Cramer said she plans to share her good fortune with her only daughter. She may also fix her porch and share some money with Brenda Hall, the manager of Break Time, who drove her to Jefferson City to claim her prize.
"Diamond Bingo" is the 395th Scratchers game offered by the Missouri Lottery. The $2 game officially went on sale Jan. 12.