October 4, 2005
Cape Girardeau Trucker Wins $9,000 Instantly
A truck driver from Cape Girardeau uncovered a $9,000 prize on a "Triple Money" Scratchers ticket. Charles Pinkston, 42, said he bought his winning ticket on Sept. 19, when he stopped at Route K One Stop in Cape Girardeau to buy a diet Mountain Dew.
"I usually play ’Solid Gold,’ but I decided to try ’Triple Money,’" Pinkston said. "I bought two, and it (the winner) was the second one."
Pinkston said he and his wife, Linda, plan to use the windfall to buy a pickup truck for his 14-year-old son, who will be driving in the near future.
"Triple Money," a $1 game, officially started on July 2.