December 10, 2004
Herculaneum Woman Wins $77,000 Top Prize
A 22-year-old Herculaneum woman who was visiting family in Festus ended up winning a $77,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Super Ruby Red 7’s" Scratchers ticket. Dawn Gould said when she first uncovered the prize on Nov. 28, she thought it was "fake."
"I didn’t say anything," she said. "I just walked out of the store."
Gould purchased the winning ticket at Shop N Save, 1275 N. Truman Blvd. in Festus.
Gould, who delivers pizzas, said she plans to share her prize money with her family. She also plans to use some of the money for college and put some into savings.
"Super Ruby Red 7’s," a $5 game, officially went on sale Sept. 9.