2005-04-12 13:41:14.0

Bland Resident Uncovers $27,777 Top Prize

Story Photo 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.

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