October 31, 2006
Monroe City Man to Share $77,000 Prize with Father
A 43-year-old Monroe City man plans to pay off his father’s medical bills after he won $77,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers game, "Silver 7’s." David Powell said he had to "hang on to the counter" after discovering he won the game’s top prize on Oct. 28 with a ticket he purchased at Abel’s Quik Shop, 519 N. Main in Monroe City.
Powell, who builds furnaces, said he stopped by Abel’s to purchase some gasoline when he decided to buy one $5 "Silver 7’s" Scratchers ticket.
"I took it back out to the car to scratch," Powell said. "At first, I thought it said that I’d won $10. Then I thought it said $10,000. I handed it to a buddy of mine and he said, ’No, you won $77,000.’ I took it back in to the store to have them check it. When they told me that I had won $77,000, I had to hang on to the counter."
Powell said in addition to paying his father’s medical bills, he may purchase a four-wheeler for himself.
"Silver 7’s," a $5 Scratchers game, officially began on Feb. 25.