April 12, 2005
Bland Resident Uncovers $27,777 Top Prize
A stop for a soda paid off for a Bland resident, who bought two Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets on April 8 and ended up winning $27,777. Glenn Koch, 36, said he bought his winning "Emerald Green 7’s" ticket at Ray Rays in Belle.
"We’ll use it (prize money) to pay some bills and probably pay a vehicle off," said Koch, who works as a laborer for Emhart Glass Manufacturing Inc. in Owensville.
Koch said he and his wife, Dana, are planning to build a house and some of the money will be put towards that.
?Emerald Green 7’s,? a $2 game, officially went on sale Dec. 25, 2004.