Baton Rouge Man Claims his Second Scratch-off Top Prize
James Cross of Baton Rouge is one lucky guy. After claiming a scratch-off top prize in 2006, he was back at Lottery headquarters this week to collect a $10,000 top prize from a Some Like it Hot! scratch-off.
"I won four years ago shortly after I graduated from Baton Rouge School of Computers," explained Cross. "This time I decided to stop in and buy $10 worth of tickets on my way home from making a delivery in Tennessee and I won again!"
Cross, age 42, won a $12,000 top prize from the Lottery's $2 Winfall scratch-off in March 2006. He explained that he gave some of his winnings in 2006 to his mother and plans to do the same this time. He added that he plans to use the rest for Christmas shopping.
Some Like it Hot! is a $2 scratch-off that offers the chance to win up to 10 times on each ticket. There is one remaining top prize as of today.
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