May 10, 2019

Mother-and-Son Dinner Leads to $50,000 Prize

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While out to dinner one night with her son, Fonda Smith-Davis decided to take her fortune cookie’s advice and try something new. It led her to a $50,000 top prize.

“I don’t typically play, but the fortune cookie said, ‘Gamble, win big.’ So I thought, ‘Ok,’ said the Lee’s Summit resident.
She bought four Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets after doing a little research on MOLottery.com. She looked through the list of games, read how to play and checked each game’s overall odds. Finally, she made her selections and visited a few retailers to find the exact Scratchers she had her eye on, including the $5 “Gold Rush” ticket.

“I scratched them at home, and the last ticket was the $50,000 winner,” Smith-Davis explained. “My son screamed so loud!”

She said she signed the back of her ticket immediately and stored it in a safe place until she was ready to claim her prize. Her next move is to use the winnings for a down payment on a house.

Smith-Davis purchased her winning ticket at Rush Hour, 301 SW Ward, in Lee’s Summit.
Gold Rush” is a ticket that began on June 25, 2018. It offers more than $2.6 million in remaining prizes, including another top prize of $50,000.


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