1/09/2009 - 10:10 AM
Top Prize Winning Scratch-off Christmas Gift for Mississippi Woman
|Amanda Thrash of Conehatta, Miss., claimed a $10,000 top prize from a "'Tis the Season" scratch-off from the Lottery's Monroe office.
Amanda Thrash of Conehatta, Miss., received a very special Christmas gift from her uncle: a $10,000 top prize winning 'Tis the Season scratch-off, which she claimed at the Louisiana Lottery's Monroe office.
"My uncle bought me the ticket as a Christmas present," explained Thrash, 23. "I am so excited that I don't even remember what my other presents were!"
Thrash said she plans to use her winning to pay bills. Her winning scratch-off was purchased at Delta Discount on Highway 193 in Delta.
According to Louisiana Lottery policy, a scratch-off game is closed and removed from sale when all top prizes for the game have been claimed. All top prizes from 'Tis the Season have been claimed, and the game closed Jan. 6. The last day to redeem prizes from the game is May 1.
Players must be at least 21 years old to purchase a Lottery ticket. The Lottery encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help. For security purposes, the Lottery also encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. A list of current scratch-off games and prizes remaining can be found on the Lottery's Web site, www.louisianalottery.com.