2008-09-17 16:05:21.59

Fortune Cookie Forecasts Lottery Prize

Story Photo Vincent DiPalermo Jr. of Lee’s Summit is counting his pennies after winning $100,000 on a Missouri Lottery “Silver & Gold” Scratchers ticket.  DiPalermo had lunch with a friend at a Chinese restaurant on Sept. 9, and the fortune in his fortune cookie said, “Pennies will be finding their way to your door this year.”  Ten minutes later he uncovered the $100,000 top prize.

DiPalermo stopped at Price Chopper, 251 S.W. Greenwich Dr. in Lee’s Summit, to purchase lasagna ingredients.  He decided to buy one “Silver & Gold” Scratchers ticket, one Lotto ticket, one Powerball ticket and one Show Me Cash ticket. 

“I just won $100,000,” DiPalermo said to his friend when he scratched the ticket at the store.

“Then I called my wife and told her to quit work and come home,” DiPalermo said.

DiPalermo plans to use the prize money to fix up his house and to make a few donations.  He said he also will probably travel and save some money.

Silver & Gold,” a $5 game, officially began on Aug. 30.

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