2008-09-09 14:22:46.573

Valley Park Mom Wins Top Lottery Prize

Story Photo Kim Martin, Valley Park, won $77,000 instantly when she uncovered the top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Ruby Red 7’s” Scratchers ticket. Martin, 23, bought one ticket when she stopped at Shop N Save, 1144 Meramec Station Road in Ballwin, on Aug. 29. Martin didn’t believe her eyes when she saw the top prize.
“I called my mom because I couldn’t believe it,” Martin said. “I needed someone to verify it.”
Martin, who works at the call center for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in St. Louis, said she was emotional about her exciting win.
“I just couldn’t stop crying,” Martin said. “This win is giving me a chance to start over.”
Martin said she plans to use her prize money to pay off bills. She also plans to save some money for her son, who is almost two-years-old.
Ruby Red 7’s,” a $5 game, officially began on May 3.

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