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2018-08-30 18:00:04.89

Springfield Woman 'Screamed' When She Realized She Won $77,777

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In a way, Ashley Donigan has a fellow customer to thank for her $77,777 Lottery win. While waiting in line at a local gas station to purchase an energy drink before work, Donigan saw the person ahead of her buy four "Fireball 7’s" Scratchers tickets.  She then spontaneously decided to buy one, too. Upon scratching the ticket later that night, she was shocked to see she had won one of the game’s top prizes of $77,777.

“When I first scratched it, the first winner was $5,000 dollars, and I was like, ‘No, there’s no way I just won $5,000.’ So I kept scratching, and then I had to break out my calculator because I couldn’t add at that point,” Donigan said, describing her reaction. “I called one of my co-workers, and he thought I had been in a car accident because I was screaming so loud!”

Donigan plans to use the money to pay off her student loans, along with other expenses, and to purchase tickets to see the Kansas City Chiefs play. Her winning Scratchers ticket was purchased at Kum & Go, 1550 N. Glenstone Ave., in Springfield.

“Fireball 7’s” is a $5 ticket that began on July 30. It offers more than $13 million in remaining prizes, including four more top prizes of $77,777. An updated list of remaining Scratchers prizes can be found at MOLottery.com or by using the Missouri Lottery app.

 







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