Monday, January 7, 2013
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Superstitious Parsons Resident Wins $20,000 Top Prize
According to Jackie Moss, she's superstitious when buying
Kansas Lottery instant scratch tickets. Before making a
purchase, she always asks what the ticket number is because she
doesn't like buying lower numbered tickets. On December 30,
the Parsons resident set her superstitions aside and purchased six
$2 Bonus Crossword tickets numbered in the 20s. Moss is no
longer superstitious since she won a $20,000 top prize on ticket
"I have my superstitions when I buy lottery tickets," said
Moss. "Besides liking tickets with higher ticket numbers, I
usually only buy five at a time. I made another exception
that day and bought six tickets." Moss scratched her tickets
after cooking dinner that night.
"I thought I had won $500 at first and asked my son to take a
look," said Moss. "He thought I had won $100, so I took my
ticket down to the store and asked a store clerk to scan it for
me. When she told me I had to take my ticket to the Lottery,
I thought I had won $2,000. I asked the clerk if she would
help me figure out exactly how much I had won."
In order to help Moss figure out how much the ticket was worth,
the store clerk marked a line through each word Moss had uncovered
and counted each one. When she counted 10 words, the clerk
knew Moss had won $20,000.
"When she was done, she looked up at me and said,
'Congratulations, you won $20,000!'" said Moss. "I can't
repeat what my response was, but I was thrilled. I
immediately signed the back of my ticket and hid it under my
mattress until I was able to take the day off to claim my
Moss, who works for TFI Family Services, has three children and
four grandchildren. She plans to give part of her winnings to
her church and share the rest with her family.
The winning ticket was purchased at Pete's of Parsons, located
at 901 S. 16 St. in Parsons.