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2016-03-07 16:32:53.873

$20,000 'Golden' Prize Won in Crocker

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“I almost fell on the floor; I was screaming within,” exclaimed Nichole Murphy, while claiming a $20,000 Missouri Lottery Scratchers prize at Lottery headquarters.

A Crocker resident and frequent Pick 3, Pick 4 and Scratchers player, Murphy purchased her winning “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” from Crocker Conoco, 504 Commercial Street in Crocker, on March 5.

“I’ve been staring at this ticket nonstop for the last two days. I made sure that I signed the back of it before I let anyone look at it,” continued the mother-of-three, who claimed her prize on March 7.

After winning $30 on a “Golden Ticket,” Murphy traded in that prize for another ticket, which ended up being worth $20,000.

“I scratch my tickets a little differently, but when I saw the ‘coins’ symbol, I knew I had won something. I wasn’t expecting $4,000,” recalled Murphy. “I would have been fine with $4,000, but I matched four other numbers that had $4,000 prizes, too.”

While claiming her prize, Murphy disclosed that she had just recently purchased a new vehicle, and that she would devote her $20,000 prize to paying it off.
 
Introduced on Jan. 25 with more than $300 million in prizes, the “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” offers the most prizes on a single ticket in the Lottery’s 30-year history. Murphy is one of the first players to claim a $20,000 prize. Players can also enter non-winning tickets into their My Lottery account for additional chances to win cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1 million. Information about all Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets and promotions can be found at MOLottery.com. 







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