April 13, 2012
Cardinals® Fan Scores Top Prize in Time for Opening Day
Baseball enthusiasts might say John Polette hit a homerun when he purchased a Missouri Lottery “St. Louis Cardinals™” Scratchers ticket and scored a $70,000 prize. The 48-year-old joked that he bought the Scratchers game hoping to win St. Louis Cardinals® game tickets, but the top prize he ended up with was “way better than free tickets.”
Polette, a project manager from St. Louis, had planned on attending the St. Louis Cardinals® home opener today anyway, but his recent win will now provide him with the luxury of springing for tickets for his friends and extra trips to the concession stands.
As for advice for fellow Lottery players, Polette said, “Go with your hunch!”
The lucky winner purchased his winning “St. Louis Cardinals™” ticket at 7-Eleven, 8000 Mackenzie Road, in Affton.
“St. Louis Cardinals
,™” a $5 game with a top prize of $70,000 and more than 500 instant-win Cardinals® prize packs, officially started on March 17.