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2016-07-21 13:41:05.04

'Dream Makeover' Top Prize to Save Fenton Home

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A $100,000 top-prize win on the Missouri Lottery’s “$100,000 Dream Makeover” ticket couldn’t have come at a better time for Jeanette Howser, 53, of Fenton.
 
“The flooding back in December didn’t flood the inside of our house, but it flooded our foundation, which is literally ripping our house apart,” began Howser, while claiming her prize on July 13. “We are creating a big sinkhole because we live at the bottom of a valley.”
 
The grandmother of four continued, saying that she and her husband, Shawn, have had numerous contractors out to their house to assess the damage and provide an estimate on how much it would cost to fix the problem.
 
“We had a professional engineer who said it would be a catastrophic loss if we don’t fix our home. The cheapest quote I’ve seen was for $30,000,” said Howser.
 
The marketing professional came across her $100,000 winning ticket by chance when her husband purchased the “$100,000 Dream Makeover” almost as a joke given their current housing situation.
 
“It’s just unbelievable that this has happened. We had to pinch each other to make sure it was real. We’ve had friends and family praying for us about this problem.”
 
In addition to investing a portion of the $100,000 prize towards fixing their house’s foundation, Howser is looking forward to taking a much-needed vacation to Colorado.
 
Howser’s husband purchased the winning ticket on July 13 from Petro Mart, 1430 S. Kirkwood Road, in Sunset Hills.
 
A $5 Scratchers ticket, “$100,000 Dream Makeover” was introduced on March 28. The unique home renovation-themed ticket offers prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000. Remaining prize amounts for all Missouri Lottery Scratchers games can be found here at MOLottery.com.  







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