Gustav Evacuee Wins Mustang at Hollywood Casino

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Norris Cadiere of Marrero, Louisiana came out a winner twice this week. First, the Gustav evacuee won a new car at Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis. Then, just a few hours later, he discovered his home was unharmed by the storm's wind and rain.

Cadiere and his family were on their way back home after evacuating from Hurricane Gustav to Columbus, Georgia, when they stopped overnight in Hancock County.

"I wasn't thinking of casinos, although we love to come to Hollywood, I was trying to get out of harm's way," said Cadiere.

Cadiere won the 2008 red convertible Ford Mustang after less than an hour of play on a nickel slot machine.

"The machine went crazy making all kinds of noise. I didn't even know what I had won," said Cadiere.

He thought he had won $1,018.00, however, to his surprise he hit the jackpot.