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Old 11-27-2005, 10:45 AM
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Woman fatally struck by SUV after winnng on scratch ticket

Alice Costa carried a book of prayers in her head -- some for the sick, others for luck. She had one for just about every occasion.

Without fail, the 74-year-old Raynham woman put the welfare of others before her own, family members said yesterday. But her guilty pleasure, which family members said she indulged almost every day, was playing the lottery.

Tuesday evening, as she had done dozens of times before, Costa walked to the convenience store across North Main Street from her home and bought a lottery scratch ticket. It turned out to be a winner, which she cashed for $100.

Costa headed home, excited to tell her nephew, who was staying with her, about her prize. But as she crossed the street again, Costa was struck by the driver of a sport-utility vehicle, police and family members said.

Costa died late Tuesday night at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Yesterday, family members described Costa as a simple and devoutly Catholic woman. She always carried a rosary and prayed often for friends and loved ones in need, they said.


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Old 11-27-2005, 11:37 AM
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I'm sad she didn't die peacfully several years hence the way she deserved to.

she lived an exemplary life, from this report and i'm sure she will be remembered with love always.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:01 PM
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That reminds me of the the T.V show Everyone Loves Earl(atleast thats what I think its called)

Atleast she was happy when she died.
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