2012-11-07 13:23:04.53

Lottery Win Costs St. Louis Woman Her Voice

Story Photo When Temico Buckner finished screaming, her voice was completely gone.  She was celebrating a $100,000 win with a Missouri Lottery Scratchers® ticket.  Buckner of St. Louis initially thought she had won only $5.  But upon further review, she discovered she had won the top prize on a “$100,000 Mega Fortune” Scratchers ticket.
“I fell to the floor and just started screaming. I screamed so much, I lost my voice,” whispered Buckner.
Buckner, 35, explained that she has had a period of bad luck and “thanks God” that maybe her luck is changing. That may be true because she also won $70 on a second ticket purchased at the same time. The winning tickets were purchased at Gas Mart, 5728 W. Florissant Ave. in St. Louis. She bought the tickets on Nov. 1.
She has clear plans for her winnings.  Buckner is starting a new business and will invest some of the cash in the new venture.
“I also need to buy a new car and be a good grandmother to my 1-month-old grand baby,” Buckner added.
$100,000 Mega Fortune is a $5 game that offers more than $18 million in prizes and a top prize of $100,000.


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