2016-09-20 14:43:54.327

Newton Retiree Scratches Way To $57,777 Win

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Ivan Otto of Newton won $57,777 on Sept. 6 when he uncovered the top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Red Hot 7s” Scratchers ticket. Otto, 74, purchased the winning ticket at Casey’s, 114 N. Pearl St., in Milan.

“I scratched it in the Casey’s parking lot. I saw all 7s, and I couldn’t believe my eyes,” he said.

A retired military veteran, Otto claimed the ticket the next day at the Missouri Lottery’s Kansas City office.

Otto says he will use his winnings to put a new roof on his home and pay off his vehicle.

"Red Hot 7s is a $3 ticket with a top prize of $57,777.

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