April 7, 2015

Grocery Run Lands Ashland Resident $77,777

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A small-business owner in Ashland is looking forward to a new house, thanks to a Missouri Lottery win. Bradley Mathews won a $77,777 top prize on a “7” Scratchers ticket after purchasing the ticket on March 31 from Moser’s Supermarket, 109 E. Side Drive, in Ashland.
“I was actually there to buy frozen pizza for the kids. My wife is in school, and it was my turn to cook,” laughed the father of three.
Mathews, 30, said that the “$100 Million Cash Bonanza” ticket is his current favorite Scratchers ticket, but the retail location was out of stock, so he tried a new ticket.
“I knew as soon as I scratched it what was going on. The first one I scratched said $5,000,” recalled Mathews. “It was kind of fate, almost coincidence that I won it. It was crazy.”

The father continued, saying that he sent his wife a text with a picture of the winning ticket. Mathews’ wife, who is studying accounting, was in class when she found out about her husband’s Lottery win.

“She had to leave class, she was so excited,” laughed the relieved husband.
When asked if he would continue playing the Lottery, Mathews, who has won a handful of $500 prizes on “$100 Million Cash Bonanza” in the past, said he bought a ticket before claiming his $77,777 top prize and won $20.

As far as spending his $77,777 top prize, Mathews is looking forward to putting half of the prize towards his drywall business and the other half towards a down payment on the family’s first house.

7” is a $5 Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. The game, which was introduced on Feb. 2, currently offers more than $7 million in remaining prizes. Mathews is the third Lottery player to claim the $77,777 top prize, with three others remaining. Find information on all games offered by the Missouri Lottery at MOLottery.com.


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