Posted: Sep 17, 2012 5:24 PM by KXLH
Updated: Sep 17, 2012 5:24 PM
Monica Bigby of Harlem has claimed a $250,000 prize in the "$250,000 Cash Quest" Scratch game of the Montana Lottery.
Bigby scores with a ticket that was purchased at the E-Z Mart on US Highway 2 in Harlem.
Bigby collected her winning prize at Lottery headquarters in Helena on Monday.
She told Lottery officials that was celebrating her birthday and stopped to pick up a ticket.
Her birthday is on the 16th and she revealed a 16 to win.
In a humorous understatement, Bigby noted, "This was a birthday I will never forget."
Monica and her husband Donald are still getting used to the idea of their big win; she noted, "We are still numb, and my husband couldn't sleep at all last night."
Monica and her husband have not yet decided what they will do with their winnings, but said they have four sons and want to be able to share the win with them.