2016-06-07 11:48:25.2

Rolla Man Discovers Game's First $77,777 Prize

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Rolla resident Stanley “Stan” Shelby was in for more than a good visit when he traveled to St. Robert to visit his daughter, Melissa. While making a quick stop at One Stop Shop, 109 Brian Circle in St. Robert, the 56-year-old uncovered the first $77,777 top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Ruby Red 7s” Scratchers ticket – half of which he plans to give to Melissa.

“She was going in, so I told her to buy me a couple of tickets and gave her $10,” Shelby explained.

He didn’t specify which game, so Melissa did the choosing. She went with the $5 “Ruby Red 7s” because it’s a personal favorite.

“I won $100 on it the first time I tried it,” she said of her selection.

Shelby scratched off his tickets in the car and, after some initial moments of shock, went back inside to have the clerk verify his win.

“He told me, ‘Yeah, it’s a big one,’” he shared of the news that would eventually lead him to Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City to claim his prize.

Initial plans for the winnings include helping with a new home for Shelby and paying off a car for Melissa.

In addition to top prizes of $77,777, “Ruby Red 7s” offers more than 40 prizes worth $10,000 and thousands of other prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000 – all of which can be tracked on the Scratchers pages.
To date, players of “Ruby Red 7s” have won more than $4.8 million prizes, leaving another $13.2 million in prizes still available in the game.

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