2016-09-15 16:44:05.807

Strafford Great-Grandmother Shares $1 Million Prize With Family

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“I’m very fortunate, I’ll tell you that much,” reminisced Doris Danielson of Strafford.

A lover of Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets, Danielson was delighted to make her second trip to the Lottery’s Springfield office in just as many weeks to claim a prize she won on the “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” Scratchers game. Danielson’s first trip was for a $1,000 prize; her second was for $1 million.

“My daughter and I were going to Springfield to go shopping on Saturday (Sept. 3), and we stopped by Kum & Go to get her a soda,” recalled the new millionaire, who purchased her ticket from Kum & Go, 125 S. State Highway 125, in Strafford. “I bought her a $5 ticket, and I got the ‘Golden Ticket’ for myself.”

Danielson, a great-grandmother-of-five, was still in the parking lot of the Lottery retail location with her daughter when one of her numbers on the “Golden Ticket” matched a winning number with a $1 million prize.

“Oh, it was so exciting! I about had a heart attack,” said Danielson. “My daughter had to bring the ticket back into the store to make sure it wasn’t a joke.”

Danielson plans to share her $1 million win with her three children, just as she’s done for all of her Lottery prizes, but hasn’t yet made a decision on what she would like to do with her portion of the prize.
The first $30 Scratchers ticket offered by the Missouri Lottery, “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” was introduced on Jan. 25 in celebration of the Lottery’s 30th anniversary. Danielson claimed one of 12 $1 million second-tier prizes available in the game. Players who have a My Lottery account have an added value when they enter their non-winning “Golden Tickets” into the accompanying “Golden Ticket” Second-Chance Promotion. The first of three second-chance drawings awarding a $1 million grand prize takes place Sept. 27.  

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