Missouri woman wins $750,000 in scratcher game

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BRENTWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman has won $750,000 in a Missouri Lottery scratcher game, and better yet, she won’t have to pay taxes.

The Missouri Lottery said Monday that 58-year-old Helen Schimweg of Brentwood claimed the final top prize in the “$750,000 Taxes Paid” game on Feb. 24. She bought the winning ticket at Shop ‘n Save in Kirkwood.

Schimweg received a check for $750,000 and the Lottery paid taxes on the prize.

The $10 game began in May 2012. Since all of the top prizes have now been claimed, the Missouri Lottery says the game will be closed to distribution.

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