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2015-03-17 15:27:04.457

Great-Grandmother Wins $25,000 Scratchers Prize

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A Missouri Lottery player turned a winning Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket into an even larger prize. Regina Leenerts of Mt. Sterling, Ill., won $25,000 on a “Mega Multiplier Playbook” after purchasing the Scratchers ticket at A & D Discount Tobacco Shop, 8575 Highway 24, in Taylor.
 
While claiming her prize on March 13 in the company of family members, Leenerts said she and a girlfriend had just left a casino and were heading home when her friend urged her to buy a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket.

“I bought one game and won $20 on it. I brought it back and the gal asked if I wanted a $20 bill or buy another; I said buy another,” recalled the mother of five. “They had these pasted on the window, and I said, ‘How about that ‘Mega Multiplier?’”
 
The grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of eight plans to pre-pay for her funeral, buy her and her deceased husband tombstones and purchase two garage doors for her house.
 
“Would you believe that I have a two-car garage with no doors on it?” laughed Leenerts.
 
Mega Multiplier Playbook” is the newest playbook-style Scratchers game offered by the Missouri Lottery. Introduced on Feb. 2, the $20 game offers more than $23 million in prizes ranging from $20 to $250,000. Leenerts was the third Missouri Lottery player to claim a $25,000 prize in the game, with nine others remaining. Find more information at MOLottery.com.

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