2008-04-25 15:53:27.843

Cape Girardeau Woman Wins Top Lottery Prize

A Cape Girardeau woman had a hard time believing that she won $77,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s "Lucky 7’s" Sratchers game.  Jessie Reavis, 66, said she thought someone was "pulling a trick" on her when she scratched off the Scratchers ticket on April 9 after buying the ticket at Food Giant 73, 1120 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.

"The first (prize) I scratched off was $10,000," Reavis said.  "I couldn’t believe it.  I thought for sure that someone was pulling a trick on me.  When I scratched off the other prizes, I started shaking like a leaf." 

Reavis, who is retired, said she plans to use her prize money to purchase a new garage door for her home and is planning to put the rest of her winnings in the bank for the time being.

The $5 "Lucky 7’s" Scratchers game officially began on July 14, 2007.

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