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2016-11-21 16:18:52.483

Life-Long Renter To Purchase First Home With $100,000 Prize

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A St. Joseph woman’s trip to the grocery store on Veteran’s Day proved to be a life-changing event, complete with a $100,000 Missouri Lottery Scratchers prize. Carolyn Williams, 50, was doing her regular grocery shopping at Roger’s Green Hills Supermarket, 1004 5th Ave. in St. Joseph, when she decided to end her trip with some Scratchers tickets.

“I’ll usually buy a couple of tickets out of the machine as I’m walking out of the store,” said Williams, while claiming her prize on Nov. 14.

Williams purchased two $5 Scratchers tickets, loaded her groceries in her car and played her “$100,000 Bonanza” ticket while still in the parking lot.

“I didn’t win on the first ticket, but when I played the other one I scratched a ‘5X’ symbol. I kept scratching and scratching and saw all those zeros and just started screaming right there in the car,” said Williams. “I about had a wreck driving over to my daughter’s house.”

With her $100,000 prize, the life-long renter is excited to begin the process of purchasing her very first home.

“This money is the reality right here. I wouldn’t be able to do this without it,” said Williams, adding that she was planning to start searching for her first home immediately.

$100,000 Bonanza” is a $5 Scratchers ticket that was officially introduced on June 27. Williams claimed one of five $100,000 top prizes offered in the game. More information about all Scratchers games, including remaining prize amounts, can be found here at MOLottery.com.







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