Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A woman visiting her family in Missouri said it was her mother who convinced her to buy the lottery ticket that earned her a prize of $25,000 a year for life.
Kiara Thomas told Missouri Lottery officials she was visiting her family in St. Louis in June when her mother talked her into buying a Lucky for Life drawing ticket at the QuikTrip store in St. Louis.
Thomas' ticket ended up matching all give white ball numbers in the June 13 drawing, earning a second-tier prize of $25,000 a year for life.
The winning numbers were 4-5-8-10-46, and the Lucky Ball, which Thomas did not match, was 5.
Thomas claimed her prize this month at the Missouri Lottery's St. Louis office.