October 7, 2008
Creve Coeur Woman Wins $93,768
A Creve Coeur restaurant manager is planning to build up her savings after winning $93,768 playing the new Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash game. Lavonne Nichols, 35, won the top prize when she matched all five numbers for the Sept. 27 drawing.
“It was kind of crazy and a little unbelievable,” Nichols said.
Nichols purchased her winning ticket at Schnucks Market, 12756 Olive Street Road in St. Louis.
In addition to building up her savings, Nichols said she might use her prize money to pay off bills and save for her 16-year-old daughter’s college tuition.
Show Me Cash began on Sept. 8. It offers a $50,000 jackpot that increases by at least $5,000 per drawing until the jackpot is won. The game has an average estimated jackpot of more than $150,000; cash prizes for matching two, three, four or five of five numbers; and a daily drawing.