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September 3, 2002

GASCONADE COUPLE UNCOVERS A $5,002 PRIZE

Story Photo A Gasconade couple found a diamond in the rough after turning $2 into $5,002 by buying Missouri Lottery "Diamond Bingo" Scratchers ticket. Elroy and Barbara Overkamp said they plan to use their winnings to pay doctor bills.

Barbara Overkamp, 56, purchased their winning ticket Saturday at Kwik Store, 500 Market Street in Hermann.

"I took it home and Elroy scratched it off," she said. "We looked at it and couldn’t believe it. I checked it and checked it again."

"Diamond Bingo" is the 424th Scratchers game offered by the Missouri Lottery. It officially went on sale Aug. 24. Players can win up to $30,000 on one ticket with "Diamond Bingo."







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