September 13, 2005
Galena Homemaker Wins Cool $7,777
A homemaker from Galena uncovered a top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Cool 7’s" Scratchers ticket. Jeanette Bruffett, 32, said she stopped in Rudy’s Discount Smoke in Reeds Spring on Sept. 12 to buy some tobacco for her husband. While there, she redeemed a couple of free-ticket prizes from previously purchased Scratchers tickets, and she bought three tickets from the "Cool 7’s" game. When she scratched the latex off the tickets in the parking lot, she was surprised to find a top-prize winner.
"I didn’t think it was real," she said.
Bruffett and her husband, Bob, are the parents of four children. They plan to use their prize money to pay bills and "buy groceries on the way home."
"It helps a lot," Bruffett said.
"Cool 7’s," a $1 game, officially went on sale July 30.