A St. Louis man is $50,000 richer after matching all five numbers in the March 20 Show Me Cash drawing. Dean Johnson, 38, claimed his prize at the Missouri Lottery’s St. Louis regional office on March 23.
Johnson purchased the winning ticket at U-Gas Mackenzie, 9765 Mackenzie Rd. in Affton. His selection of winning numbers was: 7, 14, 16, 36 and 37.
Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $50,000 and increases by at least $5,000 at each drawing. Johnson is the 25th Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began on Sept. 8, 2008.
The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $265 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, the Virtual Schools program, Special Education Excess Costs, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and Future Minority Teacher Scholarships. In fiscal year 2008, the Missouri Lottery ranked sixth in percentage increase in sales among the 42 United States lotteries.