A Life Changing $100,000 Win
Heather Welch of Pacific was feeling lucky on Aug. 22, despite her recent health diagnosis. But her lucky feeling paid off after she uncovered $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery ““$100,000 Extra Crossword”” Scratchers ticket.
“I only like to play the crosswords and bingos,” Welch said. “I dig crosswords. They are my thing. I want to feel like I’ve accomplished something.”
When Welch couldn’t shake her lucky feeling, she knew something was up.
“The solar eclipse had me feeling lucky,” said Welch. “I’ve had a lot of obstacles in my life. I was told I had cancer when I was pregnant with my son last year. Now it is back.”
Welch said this is the most monumental thing to happen to her and at the right time. It will give her the opportunity to put some things in place for her son. She also wants to give a portion back to a cancer research organization.
“Keep hold of your faith, no matter what happens,” said Welch.
She purchased her winning ticket at Wallis Petroleum, W. 3628 Osage St., in Pacific.
“$100,000 Extra Crossword” is a $5 game that was introduced June 12. There are more than $9 million in remaining prizes, including three $100,000 top prizes.