2012-11-02 15:40:11.687

Halloween Scares Up $25,000 Lottery Win For Cottleville Man

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When Michael Longinette of Cottleville stopped by a convenience store to pick up some supplies for a Halloween party, he didn’t realize a rich treat was about to be dropped into his goodie bag.  While at the store, he cashed in a few Scratchers® tickets that he had won a few dollars on and purchased a “Holiday Cash” Scratchers ticket.  The ticket turned out to be worth the top prize of $25,000.

Longinette, 21, purchased his winning ticket at Huck’s Food Store, 3500 Patterson Rd. in Florissant, on Oct. 31.  He hasn’t told anyone in his family except for his sister, but she’s not a believer.

“Yeah, she doesn’t believe I won.  I even sent her a picture of the ticket with my phone, and she still isn’t buying it,” confided Longinette.

Perhaps seeing a $25,000 check will convince her.  Longinette, a store clerk, plans to invest his winnings.

”Holiday Cash" is a $2 ticket that offers a top prize of $25,000.


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