7/09/2009 - 9:15 AM
Hineston Man's Instincts Help to Win $12,000 Magnolia Money Top Prize
|Henry Hilton of Hineston holds a "big check" for $12,000 after claiming a top prize from a "Magnolia Money" scratch-off ticket at the Lottery's Alexandria office.
Henry Hilton of Hineston is not sure what drove him to purchase a $2 Magnolia Money scratch-off ticket, but his instincts were rewarded when he won one of the game's $12,000 top prize!
"It's very nerve-racking holding on to a winning ticket like that," said Hilton, age 63, who purchased the winning scratch-off from Big Dub's on Shreveport Highway in Pineville.
Hilton said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills.
Magnolia Money is a $2 game that offers a chance to win up to 10 times on each ticket. The game has two $12,000 top prizes remaining as of July 8.
Persons must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a Lottery ticket. Anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem are encouraged to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their ticket immediately after purchasing.