October 12, 2016

$10 Buys Trip to Florida to See Best Friend

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When Gilda Powell’s husband, Mike, brought home her favorite Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket, the Hannibal resident had no idea her spouse’s $10 purchase would parlay into a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving on the beach with her best friend.

“He brought it home to me, because it’s my favorite,” Powell explained of her lucky “MONOPOLY™” Scratchers ticket. “I’ve just always loved it, and I told him, ‘Now you have 10,000 reasons why it’s my favorite!’”

After some self-described “tears of joy,” Powell texted a picture of the winning ticket to her best friend in Florida and quickly got an invitation to visit the Sunshine State for the holidays.

“It’s going to be cool to be there for Thanksgiving,” she added.

Recounting the whole experience, Powell laughingly shared that she woke up the next morning and exclaimed, “Let me look at that ticket; maybe I dreamed it!”

The $10 “MONOPOLY” ticket was purchased at Abel’s Quik Shop, 804 Mark Twain Ave., in Hannibal. In addition to top prizes of $1 million, the ticket currently offers more than $16.4 million in available prizes, all of which can be tracked on the Scratchers page at MOLottery.com.  


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