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September 9, 2008

Missouri Lottery To Refund Misprinted Tickets

Attention Missouri Lottery SHOW ME 5 Paydown players:  for a few hours on Sept. 7, the Lottery’s computer system continued to accept wagers beyond the last scheduled SHOW ME 5 Paydown drawing.  The Lottery determined that approximately 473 wagers were accepted from players who requested a SHOW ME 5 Paydown midday drawing ticket for Sept. 8, and the wagers were included in the first Show Me Cash evening drawing.
In accordance with game rules, which are printed on the back of the ticket, players who purchased one of these tickets are eligible for a refund.  In addition, if the numbers happened to match those numbers drawn in the Show Me Cash drawing on Sept. 8, the Lottery will pay the prizes.
The Lottery ended its SHOW ME 5 Paydown game on Sept. 7 and began a new game, Show Me Cash, on Sept. 8.  The new Show Me Cash game does not have a midday drawing.
“Once we became aware of the situation, corrective actions were taken immediately,” said Larry Jansen, executive director of the Missouri Lottery.  “We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.”
For a detailed description of the misprinted tickets, please go to molottery.com.
If you think you have a misprinted ticket, you can take it to any one of the Missouri Lottery’s four offices or mail it to:
 
Missouri Lottery
Attention: Customer Care
P.O. Box 1603
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1603
 
The Lottery ended the SHOW ME 5 Paydown game on Sept. 7 and started the new Show Me Cash game to offer a bigger, rolling top prize and more winners.
Show Me Cash offers a $50,000 jackpot that increases by at least $5,000 per drawing until the jackpot is won.  The game also offers:  an average estimated jackpot of more than $150,000; cash prizes for matching 2, 3, 4 or 5 of 5 numbers; and a drawing every day.
To play Show Me Cash, players choose five numbers between 1 and 39, or select Quick Pick to allow the computer to pick five numbers for them.  Each play is $1, and players can play up to 14 consecutive drawings at one time.  Overall odds of winning a prize playing Show Me Cash are 1 in 8.77.
For more information about Show Me Cash, visit Molottery.com.





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