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.