September 4, 2003
ST. JAMES WOMAN UNCOVERS $27,777
A St. James woman uncovered a $27,777 top prize in the Missouri Lottery’s "Ruby Red 7’s" Scratchers game on Sept. 2. Annette Pruitt, 43, said she bought five tickets when she was at work at Rolla Amoco Food Shop, 1903 N. Bishop in Rolla. The second one she scratched off turned out to be the big winner.
Pruitt has been the manager of the shop for the past 10 years.
"The Lottery is my hobby," she said.
Pruitt said she and her husband, Terry, plan to use the money to buy some land and maybe buy Terry a motorcycle.
"Ruby Red 7’s," a $2 Scratchers game, officially went on sale July 26.