"I found a nice quiet place to stop, enjoy the sunshine and play my ticket," Sos recalled. "The words started coming up and I got excited."
The ticket was a $36,750 top-prize winner.
Sos said she was visiting a cottage three weeks later when she made a stop at the Pioneer on the Run on Highway 35 in Minden and bought an Instant Crossword Tripler ticket. That ticket turned out to be a $73,500 winner.
"Since January I have been focused on three major goals -- pay off my debt, take a small vacation and save a down payment for a home. These two wins will help accomplish all of my goals," Sos said.