Niangua, Mo. woman scratches off $250,000 Missouri Lottery prize

GROVESPRING, Mo. -- Sheri Soper of Niangua said 2018 was a lucky year for her. In keeping with her year of luck, Soper rounded out December with a $250,000 top prize from a Missouri Lottery “25 Days of Winning” Scratchers game.

Soper purchased her ticket from Krazy Korner, located at 9407 Highway 5 in Grovespring, on Dec. 30. While scratching the ticket at home, she thought at first she had won $10 after revealing the first winning symbol. After scratching the rest of the card, however, she saw that her prize was much larger than that.

“My heart was racing,” she said, describing the moment she realized how much she had won.

After revealing her prize, Soper called her husband, Carl, who was similarly shocked. Soper said she and her husband do not have any big plans for the winnings yet, apart from paying bills.

Introduced on Oct. 15, “25 Days of Winning” was a $10 holiday-themed ticket with 12 different prize levels.