2015-11-18 17:00:51.887

Sedalia Woman Scores $20,000 Payday

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A Sedalia woman who plays the Missouri Lottery a couple times a week was shocked when she uncovered a $20,000 prize. Katherine Mazari said she has won $1,000 before, but this win left her breathless. Mazari, 51, bought the winning “Garland Riches” Scratchers ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1909 W. Main St., in Sedalia.

“We were in the car,” recalled Mazari, about the moment she scratched the ticket. “I couldn’t believe it. I had to double, triple check it. And then I kept scratching - $1,000, $5,000. Then I go, ‘OMG. $20,000!’”

She didn’t have a strategy for how she chose the winning ticket, only that she has progressed from $1 tickets to the larger games.

“I just pick certain tickets that I play,” she said. “Now, it’s $10 and $20 (games) because I can see that you get better chances.”

Mazari has already determined how to spend the windfall. She plans to pay some money down on her home mortgage, pay off her car loan and take care of some other bills.

“Well, first of all, I want to advise myself to invest well,” she declared. “But, those things I’m going to take care of first.”

Most of all, Mazari was excited that the win would help make the holiday season a little brighter.

Garland Riches” is a $10 game that officially began Oct. 19. The game offers a top prize of $250,000. To date, more than $7 million in prizes, including two top prizes, remain in the game.

All of the holiday-themed Scratchers tickets are eligible for entry in the “Second Chance of a Lifetime – Holiday Chill Out” promotion. Players can win world-class vacations, Missouri staycations or weekly prizes of $1,000 in cash. 

The Missouri Lottery reminds you that while Scratchers make great gifts, Lottery tickets are not appropriate for people less than 18 years of age.


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