February 24, 1955
Jackpot Lifts Burden:
$600 C-P Prize Arrives In Time To Pay Hospital


YOU USUALLY win something when you don’t need it, but not so with Mrs. Muriel Bobkowski. She won third prize-$600- in the Courier-Post Lucky 31 Jackpot Puzzle Contest and received it just as her it husband returned from a hospital. Making payment here is Harold M. Snyder, Courier-Post. circulation manager.

Jackpot Lifts Burden: $600 C-P Prize Arrives In Time To Pay Hospital


The $600 third prize in The Courier-Post's Lucky Jackpot Contest was won by Mrs. Muriel Bobkowski, of 754 Sylvan Street, Camden at the world's luckiest moment. 

The day she learned some prize money was in store for her, she got her husband back from the hospital. Although the amount “as a happy surprise, she said the whole $600 will go toward doctors’ bills and hospital expenses. “It Will put us back in health," she declared.

Someone else will have his or her name in the paper Friday, when the second prize of $760 in the puzzle contest is announced.

Fourth prize of $275 and fifth prize of $100 were disclosed Wednesday, following announcement of 56 winners at $5, $10 and $15 cash prizes.

First Prize on Saturday

And at Saturday. the name of the winner of $2500, plus another $1000 if the entrant is qualified to win prizes in both “A" and “B' classifications, will be disclosed.

The Bobkowskis made the contest a family game and study puzzling out the words together,
several times consulting by telephone. Until he went to the hospital, Bobkowski, a furniture salesman at Hurley's for 10 years, suddenly developed a blood clot back of the right eye. He was taken to Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for an operation.

“When the doctors sent him home, they told him not to get excited," Mrs. Bobkowski said. “But this $600 is the most exciting thing that could happen to us!"

Married Eight Years

Since their marriage eight years ago after his War II Army service as a staff sergeant in the field artillery, they have had their share of medical costs. Three years ago she had an operation for a thyroid condition. So the prize money will be used for both of them.

A battered. unabridged dictionary which was handed down in the family for generations, saw him through high school, helped Bobkowski help his wife win. As the contest got difficult during the last two weeks, he said, Mrs. Bobkowski worked at it like a job.

Before his eye trouble. he said he read The Courier-Post from front to back, even the want ads, because “it gives all the South Jersey and local news.” 

“And Life Hereabouts.” Mrs. Bobkowski added. 

Now he is not supposed to read, but when the paper comes he cheats a little with one eye.

“I didn't know what a smart woman I married." said the assistant to the third prize winner.

“Well," answered his wife, like a wife. “I had your help."