March 30, 2016

$50,000 Win to Go Towards First Home

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A quick run to the store for some groceries and a bingo Scratchers ticket for her mother has earned Beth Grayson of Qulin her own $50,000 Missouri Lottery Scratchers prize.

“I had to run out to the store, and my mom wanted a bingo. So I stopped in to get her some bingos and I got myself a ticket,” began Grayson, who purchased her winning “$50,000 Crossword Extra” Scratchers ticket on March 22 from K & K Corner Store, 13726 Highway 53, in Qulin.

“I went out to the car and scratched my ticket while I was sitting there and won $5. I decided to go back in and get a crossword. When I got home, I gave mom her tickets, and I started playing mine,” continued Grayson. “Mom said she was watching my face while playing and saw the color draining out of my face, while I was counting on my fingers.”

Grayson, who works in home health, had her mother count the number of words she uncovered on the crossword ticket. The mother and daughter then concluded that Grayson had uncovered 11 words, awarding a $50,000 prize.

“My husband was at work, so I had to call and tell him. He called me a liar and asked me why I was really calling,” laughed Grayson.

The mother-of-two and her husband had just started looking into purchasing their first home when Grayson won her $50,000 top prize. The couple plan on putting the prize towards a down-payment.

“We were already looking around, but this made it a reality. I think my kids will finally be able to have a dog, too,” concluded Grayson.

$50,000 Crossword Extra” is a $3 crossword-themed Scratchers game. Introduced on Dec. 2, 2015, players win prizes by matching their letters with words in the ticket’s play area; the more words that are matched, the bigger the prize. Grayson claimed one of eight $50,000 top prizes, with more than $4 million in total prizes remaining in the game. Instructions on how to play all Missouri Lottery games can be found at MOLottery.com.


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