Monday, February 06, 2012
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The Stars Align for Spring Hill Resident - Winning $75,000 Top
After having a bad day last Friday, Neahmiah Wilson decided to
purchase a $10 Classic Black instant scratch ticket to cheer
herself up. The "stars" aligned for her that evening, bringing
her good luck. The Spring Hill resident, who revealed a Star
symbol on her Classic Black ticket, won a $75,000 top prize playing
"Last Friday was a terrible day," said Wilson. "I ended up
falling not once, but twice that day because of the rain. The
second time I fell, I ended up covered in mud. After cleaning
up, I stopped at a convenience store and decided on a whim to buy a
$10 scratch ticket. I never buy $10 games either. I
usually stick to the $2 Bonus Crossword tickets."
Her bad day quickly turned into an unforgettable day when she
revealed a $75,000 top prize.
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," said Wilson. "I
immediately signed the back of my ticket and went back to the store
to have it checked. When I handed the clerk my ticket, I told
her I thought I had won $75,000. Before she scanned the
ticket, I asked her to be discreet and not make it a big deal if I
had won. After scanning the ticket, she looked over at me,
shaking her head 'yes' and smiling."
In a state of shock, Wilson went to her parent's house to show
them the winning ticket.
"I decided to keep my ticket at their house, so I knew it would
be safe and sound," said Wilson. "I didn't tell anyone else,
but by Sunday I think the entire town knew how much I had won."
Wilson, who has three children, plans to start a college fund
for each child with a portion of her winnings. She also plans
to purchase a newer car, pay bills and save the rest for another
The winning ticket was purchased at Casey's General Store 1194,
located at 607 N. Webster in Spring