Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Leavenworth School Cook Served $10,000 Lottery Win
It's a big week for Petra Natale, a cook at Patton Junior High
School at Ft. Leavenworth. Yesterday she sent her son to Army Boot
Camp at Ft. Benning; Friday marks the last day of school and school
lunches for a while; and yesterday she claimed a $10,000 lottery
"Winning $10,000 is definitely a shock and awe moment for my
mom," said the winner's daughter Sabrina, who accompanied her mom
to Lottery headquarters.
Not only shock and awe, but scratchand awe. Natale, who also
celebrated her 55th birthday this week, found the large
cash prize when she scratched off a $10 $100,000
"It was certainly exciting," said the happy winner. "I play
scratch tickets all the time when I come home from work. The most I
had won before now was $500. When I saw the $10,000 prize, I
screamed for my husband to 'come quick' and we both counted the
words to make sure I wasn't seeing things."
Natale's husband Gregory is retired military and now works for
the federal government at Ft. Leavenworth. Natale has worked as a
school cook at Patton Junior High for 13 years.
As for how she intends to spend her prize money, Natale said,
"There are a lot of things around the house I'd like to do,
including hardwood floors and an outside patio."
Natale purchased the winning ticket at Casey's General Store
1261, located at 2004 Spruce Street in Leavenworth. There are four
$100,000 top prizes remaining in the $100,000 Crossword game, along
with four $10,000 prizes.
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