The Story Behind the Scratch Card’s Lucky 7

If you’re an avid follower of our slots and scratch cards game, there’s no doubt you have a special spot for the number 7. After all, getting three 7s in a row is one of the best ways to make your day. Or week. Or Year.

Which is why you can find 7 in so many of Prime Scratch Card games – Slot 777, Go 777, 7 Boom, 7th Heaven and many more. So we wanted to dig deep and find out – what made 7 into the lucky number that it is?


Like many beginnings, this too can be found in the bible. Check the Old Testament and see how the week, as we know it, came to be. In Genesis Chapter 2, after God has finished with his creation, it is written: “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made”

So with such noble beginnings, there’s no doubt that this is a special number, which appears again in the Old Testament, where the Israelites marched around the walls of besieged Jericho seven times during the seventh day of the siege, until the walls collapsed and they were able to enter.


In the New Testament, one may argue that the Seven Deadly Sins are not such a lucky combination, but the Seven Seals securing the Book of Revelation surely are. Japanese mythology has Seven Lucky Gods representing good fortune. The Classic world spoke of the “Seven Seas” of the world, meant to represent every corner of the earth. This term is still in use, although modern times have discovered over 100 seas in our planet.


Casinos were quick to adapt to the notion of the lucky 7. In Craps, for instance, Lucky Seven means an instant win on the first roll. It is actually considered bad luck to utter the word “seven” after the come-out roll in Craps. Players usually substitute the word with “Big Red” or simply “Red”.

So it is no surprise that a few years ago, the day of July 7th, 2007, or 7/7/07, was the biggest wedding day this century. Many couples who married that day held casino-style receptions, including dice motifs and lottery cards handed out as party favors.

But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if 7 is your favorite number because it’s your birthday or because of the seven colors of the rainbow. If it works for you – stick to it. It’s worked for so many people throughout history.

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