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2015-11-10 10:04:35.717

Jefferson City Woman Finds Redemption with $10,000 Win

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A fleeting thought has led to a $10,000 Missouri Lottery Scratchers win for Lauren Shipley, 31, of Jefferson City.
 
“I put it in my purse, forgot about it and ran across it around noon,” said Shipley, who purchased her $10,000 winning “$100 Million Cash Bonanza” ticket from Break Time, 326 Ellis Blvd., in Jefferson City.
 
While claiming her prize at Lottery Headquarters on Nov. 4, the self-employed Jefferson City resident discussed her reaction when she realized she had won,
 
“I scratched the bottom numbers at first, then went back through. I saw a little cash sign, and I didn’t read the bottom (of the ticket), so I thought I just won ($500),” recalled Shipley. “Then I read that meant I won all 20 prizes, and then I just froze.”
 
The mother-of-three continued, saying that she had not played any Lottery games in recent years because of a missed opportunity five years ago,
“I won $10 on one ticket and thought about getting another one. I decided against it, and the very next ticket was worth $250,000. I’m that person!” laughed Shipley.

Even while considering the past missed opportunity, she was more than happy to take home a $10,000 check. Before leaving Lottery offices, Shipley declared that she was going to be smart with her win by paying off her vehicle and some other debt.
 
$100 Million Cash Bonanza” is a $20 ticket that officially arrived at Missouri Lottery retail locations on Aug. 4, 2014. Players have the chance to win up to 20 times on a single ticket by uncovering a “cash” symbol in the ticket’s play area. The game currently has more than $68.1 million in remaining prizes, including more than 90 prizes ranging from $10,000 to $4 million. Instructions on how to play all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games can be found here at MOLottery.com. 







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