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Nevada man claims $50,000 lottery prize

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

A spur-of-the-moment decision led a Nevada man to a $50,000 Missouri Lottery prize.

When Ollen "Dale" Pitts stopped for gasoline at Rickets Southside Plaza, Highway B and Quail Road in Nevada, a "Bonus Word Crossword" Scratchers ticket caught his eye. He decided to purchase the ticket, and as luck and fate would have it, the 59-year-old uncovered a top prize in the game.

"I thought I won $500," Pitts recalled. "I had my wife (Shelley) look at the ticket. She started counting the numbers. She said, 'I believe there's more than that on there.'"

The grandparents-of-five and recent retirees plan to share their windfall with their family.

"Bonus Word Cross-word," a $3 game with a top prize of $50,000, officially started on Aug. 27, lottery officials said.

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-- Posted by BORN&RAISEDNEVADAMO on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 10:30 AM

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