2002-02-21 13:30:02.0


Waiting for a ride home from work turned out to be a lucrative situation for a clerk at Phillips 66, 11109 E. 23rd St. in Independence. While waiting for her husband on Feb. 17, Beckie Stevenson of Kansas City (64125*) decided to redeem a $5 Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket and purchase some more tickets. One of the two "Leprechaun Luck" tickets she purchased turned out to be a top-prize winner of $20,000. Stevenson and her husband, John, plan to pay some bills with the money and put the rest in the bank. "I like the security of knowing it is in the bank," she said. "Leprechaun Luck" is the 399th Scratchers game offered by the Missouri Lottery. It officially went on sale Feb. 2. * zip code for media to determine coverage area

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