Couple cashes in lottery ticket

Published 08/06 2013 06:12PM

Updated 08/06 2013 06:45PM

JACKSONVILLE -- A small-town couple is cashing in big with a winning Lotto ticket. The pair from Roodhouse won $6.2 million and picked up their check Tuesday.

Terry Barnett has played the same six Lotto numbers for more than 30-yars. But, a few weeks ago, those numbers finally paid off for him.

He and his wife, Ramona, will take home a lump sum of about $3-million. The Barnett's say they've been falling on hard times this past year. They say they feel relieved, but plan to hold onto their down-home roots.

The couple says they plan to pay off their mortgage and have already bought a new lawn mower. Terry Barnett bought the ticket at a Clark Station in Jacksonville. The owner of that store took home $62,000.

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