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October 17, 2002

WEST PLAINS WOMAN DIGS UP $24,000 IN SOLID GOLD

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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.







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