2017-12-28 15:22:17.157

Lightning Strikes Twice for Chillicothe Couple

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Winning a large lottery prize is usually a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but one Chillicothe couple won big twice in the past 18 months. James and Linda Perry cashed in a $262,000 Show Me Cash jackpot back in July 2016. And just days before Christmas, they claimed a Lucky for Life® prize worth $25,000 a year for life.

“She had been giving me a hard time after that first win,” said James Perry.

“I told him, ‘We won once, and we are so blessed. Why do you think you’ll win again?’ Later, I apologized,” laughed Linda Perry.

When James Perry won the Show Me Cash jackpot last year, the Perrys were grateful. Their house had recently burned down, and it gave them a chance to rebuild. Now, just one month into their new home, they have one priority.

“I am going to retire,” said James Perry, who drives approximately 75 miles every day to work in Kirksville.

James Perry purchased his winning Lucky for Life ticket at the same Hy-Vee Gas, 1230 Washington St., in Chillicothe, where he purchased his previous winning Show Me Cash ticket.

“I was looking for something new to play,” said James Perry. “And it was.”

Lucky for Life is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game that features 10 ways to win top prizes for life. Lucky for Life drawings are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:38 p.m. Research all current and past winning numbers at MOLottery.com.

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