STRAFFORD, Mo., Sept. 16 (UPI) — A Missouri woman who won $1,000 from a lottery scratch-off game was back at lottery headquarters two weeks later to collect a $1 million prize.
Strafford resident Doris Danielson, a great-grandmother of five, told Missouri Lottery officials she was shopping with her daughter about two weeks after winning $1,000 on a $300,000,000 Golden Ticket Scratchers game when she decided to pick up another ticket for the same game at a Kum Go store.
Danielson said she was still in the store’s parking lot Sept. 3 when she discovered she had won the $1 million prize.
“Oh, it was so exciting! I about had a heart attack,” Danielson said. “My daughter had to bring the ticket back into the store to make sure it wasn’t a joke.”
Danielson said she plans to share both the $1,000 and $1 million jackpots with her three children.
“I’m very fortunate, I’ll tell you that much,” Danielson said.