2017-05-19 13:56:25.043

Lucky Number 25 Inspires $50,000 Win

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A St. Louis resident’s morning coffee was made sweeter by a $50,000 Missouri Lottery Scratchers prize.

“I love those tickets,” said Hassanein Alkoubaissi, while claiming his five-figure prize the day after purchasing his winning “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket.”

While playing his $30 Scratchers ticket in the parking lot of Wallis Petroleum, 8445 Gravois Road in Affton, Alkoubaissi noticed that his ticket was number 25 in the pack of Scratchers tickets.

“I saw that it was number 25, my lucky number, and I knew this was going to be a good one. May is my birthday month, too,” added Alkoubaissi, who turns 42 on May 25.

Alkoubaissi quickly realized his good fortunate once he revealed a “gold coin” symbol, which automatically awards the corresponding prize.

“My kids already asked us for a vacation at the beginning of the year,” laughed Alkoubaissi, describing plans for the windfall. “I told them, ‘Maybe yes; maybe no.’ We need to do some car repairs and other things first.”

With $10 million top prizes and more than $193 million in total prizes remaining, the $30 “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” is the biggest game ever offered by the Missouri Lottery. A second-chance promotion is accompanying the ticket, awarding prizes ranging from $500 to $1 million, with the next $1 million drawing taking place on May 25.



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