April 28, 2003
NEW FLORENCE CAFE OWNER SCRATCHES OFF $10,000
A New Florence café owner was served up a $10,000 bonus on April 25 after playing one of the Lottery’s newest $5 Scratchers games, "Big Money." Linda Neece, 47, said she purchased the ticket at Phillips 66, 418 Booneslick Road in New Florence, about a mile from her cafe.
After scratching the ticket off in the store, she said, "I held onto it (winning ticket) pretty tight. Everyone in the store wanted to see it."
Neece, who is the owner of Linda’s Café in New Florence, said she plans to use the money to pay off a few bills.