2017-11-21 16:34:35.007

Man Uses Family Birthdays to Win Big

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James Tolbert picked his own lucky numbers for the Show Me Cash drawing on Friday, Nov. 9. It wasn’t long after he purchased his ticket that he realized he had won the $110,000 jackpot.

“I always use my family’s birthdays: my son’s, both my daughters’, my granddaughter’s and mine,” said the St. Louis (63121) resident. “And at around 2 a.m., I called to check my numbers and then had my brother come over and look, too.”

Tolbert made his way to the Lottery offices that Friday, but had forgotten about the Veterans Day holiday. He used the long weekend to think about what he would like to do with his winnings.

“I am going to put a new roof on my house and give some to my kids,” said Tolbert.
Tolbert purchased his winning Show Me Cash ticket at Royal Food Mart, 4200 Jennings Stations Road, in St. Louis. The retailer will receive a $500 incentive for selling the winning ticket. 

Show Me Cash is a $1 daily Draw Game with a $50,000 starting jackpot that grows until it is won. So far in 2017, there have been 44 winning jackpot tickets sold with an average prize of more than $204,000. 


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