2007-09-06 15:27:50.157

St. Charles Man Wins $360,000 Playing Pick 4

Story Photo A St. Charles man hit the jackpot when he played Pick 4 on Aug. 27. Rasiklal Patel, 53, purchased six Pick 4 tickets with the same lucky number combination and won $360,000 when his four numbers matched the four numbers drawn during the Aug. 27 evening drawing. Patel played the same set of numbers with 10 plays on six tickets for a total of 60 plays. He won the top prize of $6,000 on each play for a total of $360,000.
Patel said he played the four numbers of a check written by his sister to a relative. Those winning numbers were: 5, 6, 6 and 7. He purchased his winning ticket at J’s Package Liquor, 8929 Riverview Drive in St. Louis, where he works.
Patel said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills and hospital expenses, in addition to college expenses for his children.
Pick 4 is a twice-daily Numbers Game that allows players a chance to win up to $6,000 on a $1 ticket.

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