November 2, 2005
Bowling Green Man Wins Halloween Treat of $10,000
An 18-year-old Bowling Green man is thinking about college after he won $10,000 on a Missouri Lottery "Sizzlin’ 7’s" Scratchers ticket on Halloween night. Brenden McPike said he plans to share his prize money with his family, but also plans to save some for college.
McPike said he was with his father, Billy McPike, when he bought his winning ticket at Abel’s Quik Shop, 1220 E. Champ Clark Dr., in Bowling Green.
"I scratched it off in the car," McPike said. "I couldn’t believe that I won. My dad didn’t believe it either."
"Sizzlin’ 7’s," a $5 game, officially started on Oct. 8.