A grocery store employee uncovered a $5,000 prize on a Missouri Lottery “Lucky 7s Playbook” on March 31. Carolyn Pace, 48, said she bought the “playbook” at Simmon’s Grocery & Hardware store in Ellsinore, where she works as a clerk. She took it home to scratch off.
“I thought I’d won $700,” she said.
She went back to the grocery store to have her boss check it, and she found out it was actually worth $5,000.
Pace said she plans to put the money into savings.
“Lucky 7’s Playbook,” a $20 game that started March 31, is a “book” containing six Scratchers games and 122 chances to win cash prizes up to $250,000. More than $33.8 million in prizes remain in the game.