Angelique Hibbler wasted no time after she discovered she won a top prize of $77,777 on a $5 Gold 7s Scratch-off ticket.
Hibbler, of Indianapolis, was at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis claiming her prize about an hour after she bought the ticket from the Speedway at 401 Kentucky Ave. in Indianapolis. At that point, only two friends knew about her win.
She was still processing what the win would mean to her.
“It means a ton,” Hibbler said, adding it would give her some breathing room, while also allowing her to pay off debt and have fun.
Hibbler stopped at Speedway, bought the ticket and scratched it in her car before leaving the retailer.
“Where’s the joke? Where’s the camera?” she said she thought to herself after revealing the $77,777 top prize.
Finally, she realized it was a legitimate winner, not a prank.
Three top prizes of $77,777 remain for the Gold 7s Scratch-off ticket, as of Oct. 20. Estimated Overall Odds for Gold 7s are 1 in 3.81.