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Edwardsville woman wins $250,000 in scratch-off game

An Edwardsville woman won $250,000 in a scratch-off ticket, the Illinois Lottery announced Wednesday.

“When I saw the $250,000 prize amount, my heart started pounding so fast,” Carmen Kruschik told lottery officials.

Kruschik bought the ticket at the MotoMart at 1 Club Centre Court in Edwardsville and scratched the ticket in her car.

She told Illinois Lottery that she planned to share the money with her family, invest some and also make improvements to her home.