January 29, 2019

Second Choice Results in $50,000 for Lathrop Resident

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When Francie Elliot stopped by Holt Truck Stop, 4850 S.E. PP Highway in Holt, she was hoping to get a $5 Missouri Lottery crossword-themed Scratchers ticket. After learning the retail location was out of her desired ticket, the Lathrop resident opted to purchase a few $3 “Daily Crossword” tickets instead.  

Later that night while playing her tickets in bed, what she saw on one of her tickets had her losing some sleep.

“I had three tickets that I was playing,” recalled Elliot. “This was the third ticket, and I didn’t realize that I was matching so many words until after I was done playing it. I didn’t even think it was $3 a winner.”

Elliot had matched her letters with 11 complete words in the ticket’s play area, awarding her a $50,000 top prize.

“I mean, I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I had to wake my husband up to have him take a look,” recalled Elliot. “We kept recounting and recounting to make sure we were right.”

Still reeling from the experience, Elliot had yet to make plans for the money while claiming her prize in early January.
Introduced on Aug. 27, 2018, “Daily Crossword” is a $3 crossword-themed Scratchers ticket with prizes ranging from $3 to $50,000 with more than $4.4 million in remaining prizes.

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