A West Plains woman uncovered $24,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s "Solid Gold" Scratchers game. Melody Forester, 42, said she purchased $15 worth of Scratchers tickets on Oct. 11, when she made a regular stop in Eastside Package, 1141 Grace Ave. in West Plains. She scratched the tickets off at home later that night and found out that the last ticket was a big winner.
"I plan to invest the money for later," Forester said.
Forester, who is a cashier/cook for Conoco, said she may also use some of the prize money to pay off a credit card.
"Solid Gold," a $2 Scratchers game, officially went on sale Sept. 14.