2017-06-15 17:01:11.297

$66,000 Jackpot Claimed Three Months After Drawing

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An Old Monroe resident’s schedule of playing the Missouri Lottery has led her to claim a $66,000 Show Me Cash jackpot more than three months after the drawing date.

“I buy one Show Me Cash and one Lotto ticket every three months,” explained Nancy Tidwell, while claiming the Show Me Cash jackpot from the March 2 drawing. “I was buying my tickets this morning and checking my last tickets, and the machine said, ‘Claim At Lottery.’”

Eager to verify what the message meant, Tidwell asked the retail clerk at Fast Lane, 2116 Highway C in Old Monroe, to check the ticket. When she learned what her ticket was worth, Tidwell called her husband.

“I called him up and told him that he needed to drop everything and take me to the Lottery,” laughed Tidwell. “I don’t think he believed me at first.”

The couple immediately departed for the Lottery’s St. Louis office to claim the $66,000 jackpot. While there, Tidwell shared that the couple had recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, and they were hoping to take a family vacation later this year.

“My daughter and grandkids are going to Nassau, Florida, later this year. We weren’t sure if we would be able to make it work this year, but now we definitely can,” said Tidwell.

When asked why she preferred playing the Lottery every three months, Tidwell said she plays whenever she happens to be out and about, but she figures she will play a little more often now that she knows she can win.

To win her $66,000 jackpot, Tidwell used Quick Pick to match all five numbers drawn, which were: 2, 11, 13, 15 and 35.

Show Me Cash” is a $1 daily Draw Game with a jackpot starting at $50,000 that grows until someone wins. Tidwell is the winner of the 447th Show Me Cash jackpot. Since the Draw Game began in 2008, 464 jackpots have been won with an average jackpot of more than $154,000. Draw Games winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize. A list of unclaimed Draw Games prizes can be found here at MOLottery.com.



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