2002-08-30 13:41:27.0


Story Photo A Vienna woman turned $2 into $1,000 by buying one Missouri Lottery "Fun & Fortune" Scratchers ticket. Wanda Swarthout, 61, said she will use part of her prize money for a gift for her son’s upcoming wedding.

Swarthout, who is a nurse at St. James Veteran’s Home in St. James, purchased her winning ticket last week at Connie’s Dairy Park Restaurant in Vienna. She said someone bought several "Fun & Fortune" tickets right before she purchased the single winning ticket.

"Fun & Fortune" is the 416th Scratchers game offered by the Missouri Lottery. It officially went on sale June 22. The ticket also offers players a chance to win entries for a weekly drawing. Each week, 10 entry tickets are drawn from the entry tickets sent in that week. The 10 winners receive $500 each. In addition, one of the 10 preliminary winners is drawn for a chance to spin the wheel and win from $2,500 to $250,000.

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