2009-02-23 16:25:39.5

St. Louis Woman Wins $65,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot

A 72-year-old retired Southwestern Bell manager is $65,000 richer after winning the Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot on Jan. 27.  Joan Deimeke, a first-time Lottery winner, purchased her winning ticket from Bob’s Liquor, 9347 Gravois Road in St. Louis.

"I was on my way home when I decided to stop at Bob’s Liquor," said Deimeke.  "I never played Show Me Cash before, so I tried a ticket."

According to Deimeke, she "turned white" when she scanned the winning ticket at the same store days later.

"My hands were shaking so bad, I could hardly sign the ticket," revealed Deimeke.  "The gentleman working there started dancing around the store, but all I could do was stand there!"

When asked about plans for the prize money, Deimeke noted she hoped to purchase a new vehicle.

"I am going to buy something American-made," said Deimeke. 

Deimeke used Quick Pick to select the winning numbers:  8, 18, 27, 29 and 32. 

Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000, which increases by at least $5,000 each drawing.  Deimeke was the 18th Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began on Sept. 8.

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