2018-03-02 17:21:41.107

IRS Employee Collects First Top Prize

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An Internal Revenue Service employee gained some relief for herself this tax season when she uncovered a $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Bass Pro Shops® Cash Adventure” Scratchers ticket. Tokeia Garth of Kansas City said she went to the grocery store around noon on Feb. 28 to buy butter to make snickerdoodle cookies. While there, she redeemed a $5 Lottery prize she had won previously and used it to buy one of the new Lottery “Bass Pro Shops® Cash Adventure” Scratchers tickets.   

“I scratched it at home,” Garth said. “I was screaming. I had my daughter look at it. I called my brother first and then the Lottery office. I am still shaking.”

Garth said she will probably buy a new, more reliable car with the money, though she is not sure about any other plans.

“I’m not sure what I will do with it. My mind is all over the place,” she explained to Lottery officials when she claimed her prize that same afternoon.

Garth purchased her winning ticket at Price Chopper, 4201 S. Noland Road, in Independence.

“Bass Pro Shops® Cash Adventure” is a $5 Scratchers game that went on sale Feb. 26. The game includes more than 1,000 Bass Pro Shops gift cards worth $500, in addition to cash prizes worth up to $100,000. More than $8.7 million in prizes, including two $100,000 top prizes, are still available in the game.

In addition to the Scratchers game, the Lottery is offering an affiliated second-chance promotion called the “Ultimate Outdoor Adventure.” Players who enter their “Bass Pro Shops® Cash Adventure” tickets into their free My Lottery® Players Club account will get one entry per ticket for a chance to win an outdoor adventure or a $500 Bass Pro Shops® gift card in three separate drawings. Complete details can be found at MOLottery.com.

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