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Army reservist reveals top prize on way out of town

Christine Slaughter

Christine Slaughter

An Affton woman began a week-long trip with some very lucrative cargo: a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket worth $50,000.

Christine Slaughter, a U.S. Army reservist, was on her way home from work at the Missouri Department of Mental Health in St. Louis, when she decided to stop at 7-Eleven, 8000 McKenzie Road in Affton. While at the store, she uncovered a top prize on a “Bedazzled” Scratchers game.

Since the first-time lottery winner was departing for a conference in Salt Lake City the following morning, she immediately drove home to show the winning ticket to her “other half” and stow it in a safe place.

“I actually haven’t even been home yet,” Slaughter stated in a news release, noting that when she returned from the conference, she and her husband went straight from the airport to the St. Louis Lottery office to claim the prize.

Slaughter had “always hoped” she’d win a lottery prize, but she was “shocked” when her dream came true.

As for plans for the windfall, the prize will provide “financial freedom,” because she intends to “pay the house off and my credit cards.”

“It’s making a big difference in our lives,” she stated.

In addition to becoming “debt free,” Slaughter is planning a beach vacation to either Florida or North Carolina.

“I’m very excited and happy,” Slaughter stated.

“Bedazzled,” a $3 game with a top prize of $50,000, officially began on Aug. 13.

    Army reservist reveals top prize on way out of town

    Christine Slaughter

    Christine Slaughter

    An Affton woman began a week-long trip with some very lucrative cargo: a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket worth $50,000.

    Christine Slaughter, a U.S. Army reservist, was on her way home from work at the Missouri Department of Mental Health in St. Louis, when she decided to stop at 7-Eleven, 8000 McKenzie Road in Affton. While at the store, she uncovered a top prize on a “Bedazzled” Scratchers game.

    Since the first-time lottery winner was departing for a conference in Salt Lake City the following morning, she immediately drove home to show the winning ticket to her “other half” and stow it in a safe place.

    “I actually haven’t even been home yet,” Slaughter stated in a news release, noting that when she returned from the conference, she and her husband went straight from the airport to the St. Louis Lottery office to claim the prize.

    Slaughter had “always hoped” she’d win a lottery prize, but she was “shocked” when her dream came true.

    As for plans for the windfall, the prize will provide “financial freedom,” because she intends to “pay the house off and my credit cards.”

    “It’s making a big difference in our lives,” she stated.

    In addition to becoming “debt free,” Slaughter is planning a beach vacation to either Florida or North Carolina.

    “I’m very excited and happy,” Slaughter stated.

    “Bedazzled,” a $3 game with a top prize of $50,000, officially began on Aug. 13.

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