Missouri Lottery: Brenda Buckman Wins $50,000 Scratchers Prize

Stoutsville, MO (STL.News) Brenda Buckman of Stoutsville couldn’t believe her eyes when she scratched off her Missouri Lottery “Gold Mine” Scratchers ticket to find one of the game’s 10 top prizes of $50,000.

“It was unbelievable!” Buckman shared.  “I’ve never won that much before!”

Buckman purchased the winning ticket at Abel’s Quik Shop, 519 N. Main, in Monroe City.

“Gold Mine” is a $3 game with more than $7 million in unclaimed prizes, including four additional top prizes of $50,000.

Through Aug. 17, all active Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets can also be entered into players’ My Lottery Players Club accounts for a chance to win a $32,000 taxes-paid outdoor-living allowance or a $1,000 cash prize in “The Great Outdoors” summer promotion.

In FY20, players in Monroe County won more than $1 million in Missouri Lottery prizes, retailers received more than $108,000 in commissions and bonuses, and more than $95,000 in Lottery proceeds went to education programs in the county.

All Missouri Lottery offices are open – by appointment only – for claims of $600 or more.  Winning tickets may also be claimed by mail.