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May 14, 2009

Kansas City Chef Celebrates Mother's Day with $100,517 Prize

audio icon A Kansas City chef celebrated Mother’s Day with a little more than a bouquet of flowers and a card.  Karen Geary, a 57-year-old mother of one, was "pretty stunned" when she realized she won the Missouri Lottery’s Show Me Cash jackpot worth $100,517 from the May 10 drawing.

Geary purchased the winning Show Me Cash ticket while filling up her gas tank at Westport Plaza Amoco, 1015 W. 43rd St. in Kansas City.

According to Geary, a first-time Lottery winner, she "kept reading the numbers over and over" until she finally started to believe that she was holding a winning ticket.

When asked about plans for the windfall, Geary noted she will pay off bills, work on her home and "live pretty frugally like we already do."

Geary used Quick Pick to select the winning numbers, which were:  1, 9, 16, 24 and 30.

Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000, which increases by at least $5,000 at each drawing.  Geary was the 35th Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began on Sept. 8.  For more information on Show Me Cash, visit Molottery.com.





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