December 10, 2004
Stover Man To Buy Wife Wedding Ring With Prize Money
A 73-year-old Stover man is going to replace the "cigar band" ring that he gave his wife when they got married after he won a $27,777 top prize on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers game. Clifford Brown said money was tight when he and his wife, Ilene, got married.
"I’m going to surprise her and let her pick out a new wedding band for herself," he said.
Brown, who is a retired Sante Fe Railroad supervisor, said he also plans to "have a better Christmas," and he may travel with some of the prize money.
Brown purchased his winning ticket on Dec. 6 at Versailles Better Stop in Versailles. He said he buys tickets when he "goes into town."
?Red Hot 7’s,? a $2 game, officially went on sale Dec. 24, 2003.