December 13, 2002
FRIDAY THE 13TH NOT UNLUCKY FOR BELLE WOMAN
Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for a Belle business woman. Barb Steen, 48, the owner of Ray Rays convenience store in Belle, said she sometimes buys the last few tickets in a Scratchers ticket pack, since players tend not to buy those. This morning, one of her employees mentioned that three "Triple Play" Scratchers tickets had been in the display for the past three days. So Steen purchased the tickets for herself, and the third ticket wound up being worth $9,000.
"I’ll make Christmas extra nice for my employees and friends," Steen said today when she claimed her prize.
She said she will also make Christmas nicer for her three grandchildren, and she will buy herself a new computer with some of the winnings.
“Triple Payout,” a $1 Scratchers game, officially went on sale Sept. 14.