February 25, 2015

Lake Ozark Counselor Ecstatic with Win

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To say that Jill Wade was beside herself to win a Missouri Lottery prize would be an understatement. The Lake Ozark resident was not exactly sure how much she had won until claiming her prize at Lottery Headquarters on Feb. 20.
“I knew I had won something. I just wasn’t sure how big it was,” recalled the mother of three.
As it turns out, the $5 “$100,000 Crossword Doubler” Scratchers ticket that Wade purchased at Murphy Express, 4294 Highway 54, in Osage Beach was worth a cool $5,000. Wade, a counselor at a women’s shelter, was ecstatic upon finding out the news; so much so, that she screamed in excitement.
“I just can’t believe it. I’m never this lucky,” revealed the first-time Lottery winner. 
Wade said that she purchased the Scratchers ticket after getting her tax refund. She uncovered her prize while at home with her teenage son.
“My favorite games are the crossword and bingo games. My son likes to watch me play them and add up the winnings.”
Recent medical bills and a car payment for two of her sons was the first thing that came to the devoted mother’s mind when asked how she will spend her $5,000 prize.
“Maybe I’ll get something nice for myself. If I’m lucky, I’ll save a little bit,” said Wade.
Upon leaving Lottery Headquarters with check in-hand, Wade disclosed that she would be screaming and dancing all the way to her car, and probably most of the way home.
$100,000 Crossword Doubler” is a $5 crossword-inspired Scratchers game that offers more than $8 million in remaining prizes. Wade was the third player to claim a $5,000 prize, with seven prizes remaining. Find information on all Scratchers games here at MOLottery.com.


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