Retired Farmer's Dreams Come True With Little Lotto Win

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What game did you win and how much did you win? 

Little Lotto - $325,000 

Did you ever dream about hitting the jackpot when you played the lottery? 

Of course! Everybody dreams. 

What were your initial thoughts? 

Shock. I kept saying, “I won it. I know I won it.” I actually called my daughter to let her know and when she looked at the ticket she said, “Oh Mom, you did win.” 

Did you do anything to celebrate your win? 

I went to Springfield with my ticket. I had my hair fixed before I went down. 

What do you plan on doing with your winnings? 

I’m going to pay off my credit card debt, get a used car and I’m going to buy a new refrigerator. I have my eye on this one particular refrigerator and I can’t wait to get it! 



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