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October 7, 2009

Farmington Man Claims $77,000 Lottery Prize

A Farmington man has claimed the top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Sizzlin’ 7’s" Scratchers ticket.  Jerry Wiseman of Farmington purchased a $5 "Sizzlin’ 7’s" Scratchers ticket at Bonne Terre Convenience, 919 Benham St. in Bonne Terre.  After realizing he had won $77,000, Wiseman presented the ticket at the St. Louis regional Lottery office on Oct. 2. 
   
"Sizzlin’ 7’s" is a $5 game that officially began on Feb. 28.  Prizes range from $5 to $77,000, and several top prizes remain in the game. 

The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $265 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, the Virtual Schools program, Special Education Excess Costs, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and Future Minority Teacher Scholarships.

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