January 29, 2003
SPRINGFIELD POLICE CADET WINS $77,777
A Springfield man plans to pay some bills and take his family on a Disney cruise after uncovering $77,777 in the Missouri Lottery’s "Super Lucky 7’s" Scratchers game. Robert Troop, 35, said he bought his winning ticket on Jan. 24 at Rapid Roberts, 1402 E. Republic Road in Springfield. He stopped there early in the morning, before traveling to the police academy in Joplin.
Troop and his wife, Glenda, are the parents of two children.
“Super Lucky 7’s,” a $5 Scratchers game, officially went on sale Jan. 11.