It was a sweet win for Candy Tanner of Sugar Creek. On Dec. 17, she scratched off a $50,000 win on the best smelling Scratcher ticket the Missouri Lottery has to offer, “Triple Peppermint 7s.”
“My nickname from my uncle is ‘Candycane,’” said Tanner, who purchased a total of $20 worth of Scratchers tickets, but only one of the $3 peppermint-scented tickets.
That single ticket would be the only one that mattered. Out of all of her tickets, “Triple Peppermint 7s” wasn’t just her only winner, but it was a top-prize winner worth $50,000.
“I started screaming for my husband,” said Tanner. “He didn’t believe me. He still doesn’t believe! I told him, ‘I have bought enough Scratchers tickets to know a winner when I see one.’”
Tanner and her husband plan to use their winnings to pay off bills.
She purchased her ticket at Sterling Applemarket, 11215 E. U.S. Highway 24, in Independence. Tanner then headed to the Lottery’s office in Kansas City on Dec. 19 to claim her $50,000 prize.
“Triple Peppermint 7s” was released on Oct. 17 as part of this year’s holiday Scratchers tickets. After Tanner’s $50,000 win, only two top prizes remain. Enter all non-winning holiday Scratchers tickets into the "Yuletide Seaside" second-chance promotion for a chance to win a seaside escape, Missouri adventure or $1,000 cash.