The Missouri Lottery reports that a woman from Ionia has won a major lotto prize.  Geraldine Carrico of Ionia followed her hunch about a Missouri Lottery “Cash Ka-Pow” Scratchers ticket and ended up winning a $20,000 top prize.  Carrico, 65, bought the winning ticket at Rush Hour 9, 1320 South Limit in Sedalia on June 15.

Carrico is a quality inspector at a Sedalia manufacturing plant, and says she knows a good thing when she sees it.  She took the windfall in stride, recalling that she texted her kids and enjoyed a celebratory dinner at Sonic following the win.

She plans to share some of her winnings with her children, upgrade her vehicle and bank the rest for retirement.  She added that she would keep looking for another big winning ticket.