Shirley Knapp and her husband were in the process of moving from Colorado to Iowa back in August. She decided to make a quick stop at Fastgas in the Kansas City area. While there, she bought five $2 Scratchers tickets, but only one would reveal a $10,000 prize.
“When I scratched it off and saw $10,000, I didn’t believe it,” said Knapp, referring to the “Bankroll Tripler” Scratchers ticket. “So I took it to the girls at the counter and said, ‘Is this right?’ They got so excited and said, ‘Yes, it is!’”
Knapp then called her husband who was still back in Colorado, to tell him the good news.
“He told me, ‘Put your name on the ticket. Put your name on the ticket!’” said Knapp, explaining that she followed his enthusiastic instructions.
Knapp and her husband are now all settled in their new home in Iowa. They plan to use the money towards their house and utilities, but Knapp wants to save a little just for her.
“I am going to take $1,000 and save it for my birthday in March,” said Knapp.
Knapp purchased her winning ticket on Aug. 13 at Fastgas, 2119 S. Riverside Road, in St. Joseph. She claimed her ticket at the Jefferson City Lottery office on Jan. 10 with her two sisters and a niece.
The “Bankroll Tripler” is a $2 Scratchers ticket that began on Feb. 29, 2016, with top prizes worth $30,000. It currently has one $10,000 and two $30,000 prizes left to win.