March 8, 2002
FLORENCE WOMAN CLAIMS $9,000 SCRATCHERS PRIZE
A 28-year-old woman from Florence added $9,000 to her bottom line after she uncovered a top prize in the Missouri Lottery’s "Triple Cash" Scratchers game. Sandrine Landes claimed her prize at the Jefferson City lottery office Wednesday afternoon.
Landes and her father, who is visiting from Switzerland, stopped at Otterville Mini Mart, 100 Old Route 50 in Otterville, on Wednesday to buy cigarettes when she purchased $10 worth of Missouri Lottery tickets. When she scratched off the latex on the tickets at home, she discovered one $1 "Triple Cash" ticket was worth $9,000 and another $1 Scratchers ticket, "Clover Cash," was worth $10.
Landes, a homemaker, said she is sharing her prize money with her father. With his share, he plans to stay in Missouri two or three weeks longer. Sandrine Landes and her husband, Bryan, plan to use their prize money to pay for expenses incurred on a recent trip to Louisiana to enjoy the Mardi Gras.
"Triple Cash" is the 401st Scratchers game offered by the Missouri Lottery. It officially went on sale Feb. 23.