Golden Valley woman wins $100,000 on scratchers ticket

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Golden Valley resident Linda Phillips is pictured in the Arizona Lottery’s “Winner’s Circle” when she claimed her $100,000 prize last month.

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Golden Valley resident Linda Phillips is pictured in the Arizona Lottery’s “Winner’s Circle” when she claimed her $100,000 prize last month.

KINGMAN - It may not have been the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot, but a Golden Valley woman recently got herself a slice of the lottery pie after winning $100,000 on a scratchers ticket.

Linda Phillips said she likes playing the "Jumbo Crossword" scratchers because it's one of the few games that isn't over right away.

Phillips recently bought a ticket at the Circle K in the 4000 block of Stockton Hill Road and won the top prize of $100,000. She claimed her reward March 21, but declined to speak with the media about plans for her new windfall.

Lottery excitement swept most of the country as the jackpot for the Mega Millions, a drawing rather than a scratchers ticket, swelled to a record $656 million. Winning tickets were sold last week in Baltimore, Md., Red Bud, Ill., and Kansas.

Arizona Lottery officials said $3 million tickets are sold each week.