November 3, 2008
Kansas City Woman Wins Show Me Cash Jackpot
A Kansas City woman has her grandchildren’s birthdays to thank for helping her become $212,224 richer. Shirley Henson, 57, of Kansas City purchased her winning Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket from QuikTrip, 7200 NE Parvin Road in Kansas City, on Oct. 15.
Hanson, a mother of three with five grandchildren, has been playing a combination of her grandchildren’s birthdays for several months. Her diligence paid off when the winning numbers of 4, 8, 12, 25 and 27 were drawn in the Oct. 15 Show Me Cash drawing, crowning her the jackpot winner.
’’I checked the numbers on one of those scanning machines,’’ said Henson. ’’I realized I won when I checked the ticket, but it took a day for it to really sink in.’’
Henson, an assistant manager in Kansas City, noted that she plans to pay off her home with a portion of the winnings.
’’I will also put away some money for my retirement,’’ said Henson.
Show Me Cash
offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000, which increases by at least $5,000 at each drawing. Henson was the fourth Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began on Sept. 8.